Trump Swats At Danish Prime Minister For ‘Nasty’ Statement On Greenland

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen of disrespecting the United States with a “nasty” and “inappropriate statement” opposing Trump’s bid to purchase Greenland.

 

“I thought that the prime minister’s statement that it was ‘absurd,’ that it was an ‘absurd’ idea, was nasty. I thought it was an inappropriate statement,” Trump told reporters outside the White House. “All she had to do is say, ‘No, we wouldn’t be interested.’”

 

The president added: “She’s not talking to me. She’s talking to the United States of America. You don’t talk to the United States that way — at least under me.”

 

Frederiksen on Sunday _dismissed_ as “an absurd discussion” the prospect of Trump’s administration buying the semi-autonomous Arctic territory, which is a constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark.

 

“Greenland is not for sale. Greenland is not Danish. Greenland belongs to Greenland. I strongly hope that this is not meant seriously,” she told the _Sermitsiaq_ newspaper.

 

Trump on Tuesday evening announced in a pair of tweets that he would cancel a planned state visit to Copenhagen in early September as a result of Frederiksen’s remarks.

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