nearvideo President Trump moves to meet with the Danish Prime Minister
Trump tweets, the decision was made on the basis of Mette s Frederiksen to discuss that she has no interest in the purchase of Greenland.
President Trump on Tuesday abruptly canceled Frederiksen a scheduled meeting with the Danish Prime Minister, Mette, saying there was no point to the trip to Frederiksen, called the idea that the US could haggle to buy Greenland from Denmark “absurd” and insisted it would not be a Copen – about it.
Trump had been expected to visit Denmark on Sept. 2-3 as part of his trip to Europe, but to its tweets Tuesday, there are no solid indications of the visit in Denmark was centered on the purchase of Greenland.
“Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on the Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen comments that you have no interest in the discussion on the purchase of Greenland, I’m going to move our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time,” Trump wrote.
“The Prime Minister was able to save a lot of cost and effort for the United States and Denmark, the fact that you so directly,” he added. “I thank her and look forward to rescheduling some time in the future!”
The White house later clarified that the entire trip had to be to Denmark, was to be scrapped, including a planned meeting with the Queen of Denmark.
Commentators immediately responded with surprise, saying that they were under the impression of the visit to Denmark other conversation would mean, topics.
“Break my vacation Twitter break to say that I am amazed that the purpose of the Denmark trip was to actually buy Greenland”, wrote the Washington Post reporter Seung Min Kim.
“The art of the Arctic deal?”, another Washington Post joked reporter, Josh Dawsey.
Also, the U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, was caught flat-footed. Just hours before Trump’s cash, Ambassador Carla Sands tweeted a pull-out, “Denmark is ready for the POTUS @realDonaldTrump visit! ner, Ally, Friend.”
The Wall Street Journal first reported last week, Trump on a purchase interested in Greenland, a semi-Autonomous territory under Danish control, with a population of approximately 56,000.
According to the paper, Trump and his advisors on the acquisition of the island during the “meetings, dinner, and delivery asked-conversations” because of Greenland’s “plenty of resources, and geopolitical importance.”
In this photo taken late Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, the houses are lit after the sunset in Tasiilaq, Greenland. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
The United States made a somewhat similar effort to buy Greenland in the year 1947, when even without the razzle-dazzle of social media.
The idea led to some left-wing commentators mock the White house, but most found humor in the moment-and in something like a fourth-wall-breaking moment, Trump himself appeared, on Monday, tweeting a meme originally, Ricochet editor credited-in-chief Jon Gabriel.
The meme depicted a magnificent Trump-skyscrapers, the about a mostly empty village in Greenland.
The President of the header of the image, “I promise not to do so to Greenland!”
But Greenland is not on the market, in any case, Frederiksen said.
“In Greenland, not Danish. Greenland is kalaallisut. I hope that this is not something that is meant seriously,” Frederiksen told reporters on Sunday to meet during a trip, Kim Kielsen, the premier of Greenland
Journalists in New Jersey last Sunday, the trump card against the proposal, “a great real estate deal.”
“A lot of things that can be done. Denmark hurts very bad, because you lose almost $700 million per year,” he said. “So, you wear it in big loss, and strategically for the United States, it would be nice. And, we are a great ally of Denmark, and we will help Denmark, and we have to protect Denmark.”
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At the same time, Trump said, buying Greenland was a top priority for him or his government.
Fox News’ Nicole Darrah contributed to this report.