Wednesday, August 21, 2019

President Trump Cancels Visit To Denmark After PM Says U.S. Buying Greenland Is An 'Absurd Idea'

Daily Mail: 'You don't talk to the United States that way under me!' Donald Trump accuses Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen of being 'nasty' for calling his plan to buy Greenland 'absurd' after he canceled state visit in fury at territory not being for sale

* Donald Trump accused the Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen of being 'nasty' when she said his plan to buy Greenland was 'absurd'
* Trump cancelled his upcoming state visit scheduled for early September
* 'All they had to do is say, no, we would rather not do that or we would rather not talk about it. Don't say what an absurd idea that is,' he said
* 'She's not talking to me,' he said. 'She's talking to the United States of America. You don't talk to the United States that way. At least under me'
* Trump was invited by Denmark's Queen Margrethe II for a state visit on September 2 and 3 and initially claimed he wouldn't discuss Greenland
* He then blamed cancellation on Frederiksen's refusal to talk about selling it
* Prime minister said she was 'disappointed and surprised' by Trump's decision
* Prominent Danish politicians branded Trump's behavior as 'grotesque' and said he was 'throwing a hissy fit'
* Royal family said it was 'surprised' at sudden announcement made via Twitter
* 'I will be postponing our meeting for another time,' Trump tweeted Tuesday

Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen of being 'nasty' when she said his plan to buy Greenland was 'absurd.'

The president told reporters on the South lawn her statement on the matter 'was nasty' during a 35-minute, free wheeling exchange that included his thoughts on gun background checks, Israel, the New York Times, China and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

'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. All she had to do is say no, we wouldn't be interested,' he said.

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WNU Editor: U.S. - Danish relations will survive. 

More News On President Trump Cancelling His Visit To Denmark

Shock in Denmark after Trump, spurned over Greenland, cancels visit -- Reuters
Greenland fallout: Trump scolds Denmark over rejection -- AP
Greenland: Trump criticises 'nasty' Denmark over cancelled visit -- BBC
Trump cancels Denmark trip over Greenland snub -- DW
Danish PM ‘surprised and disappointed’ over cancelled Trump visit -- The Guardian
Donald Trump postpones meeting with Danish Prime Minister because she has 'no interest' in selling Greenland -- ABC News Online
Trump cancels visit with Denmark PM after she rebuffs 'absurd' idea of US buying Greenland -- FOX News
Nothing new for US in Trump's Greenland ambitions -- AFP


Anonymous said...

He really is a big baby sometimes isn't he. Unless you flatter his ego and say 'nice things' or go his way, he really does pull a mega-fit.

Anonymous said...

Andrew Johnson proposed buying Greenland in the 1867, a 152 years ago.

In 1946 Truman and the JCS considered it.

Instead of calling it "an absurd discussion", the Danish PM could have been professional and simply said "No."

Europeans are pressured into plebiscites to join the EU all the time until they get the right vote.

All that needs to be done is to hold some discussions and hold a plebiscite of Greenlanders. If it does not pass, then maybe we ask again in 20 years, but not every year like how thew EU had their plebiscites.

Greenlanders would have a higher standard of living as part of the US, 2 senators and a rep.

The only one who was childish was the underperforming Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen .

Anonymous said...

Both people's comments/actions were inappropriate diplomatically.

Danish PM shouldn't have called it absurd. Trump shouldn't have cancelled the visit, but privately let the PM know to be better. Given his own comments as President, he's said plenty of things like "absurd" or used worse language.


Anonymous said...

The winner in this are Greenlanders. They now know their value has gone up. Denmark currently provides a $700 million subsidy and I bet that goes up. The US has a major base at Thule and I bet the rent for that goes up. What people don't see to realize China has attempted to bring its Belt and Road to Greenland over the last couple years and defacto take control of the Island via economic power of ownership.

By the way, your implementation of Captcha is the most burdensome(ie worst on the web) of any website I've used.

Anonymous said...

There has been so much anti-Trumpism by people, some of whom have committed illegal acts serially, that you are surprised that Trump is combative.

When this story 1st was picked-up, liberals had a field day calling Trump stupid. Then the facts came out and they mostly dropped it and acted like nothing had happened.

If you are civil to a person, you should get civil treatment in return. If you sucker punch them whenever you get a chance, expect for the sucker punch to be returned. Yet Democrats act surprised and hurt.

The Danish PM just piled on and got slapped down. I have no regrets.

Bob Huntley said...

The civil way would have been for Trump to go there and in private make the suggestion to the PM, but no Mr Bluster blew it.

Anonymous said...

"...but no Mr Bluster blew it." Chicom Bob

Maybe it was talked about in private.

Maybe it was not, but the admin used game theory to predict that a private route would not work.

Chicom Bob does not know.

What does happen by going public is that now it is subject to debate in coffee houses and other venues in Greenland. In the past I have read about poverty in Greenland. Relations between the Danes and the Eskimos are not always cordial. Maybe the Greenlanders will decide they want 2 senators, a representative, and prosperity.

Now everyone knows it is on the table. It can be talked about.

It must be hard being Chicom Bob.

Bob Huntley said...

No it wasn't talked about in private. If it had been and she turned it down then Trump was his normal blustering idiot to make it public in which case the verbiage would have included reference to a previous discussion.

What you are seeing is Trump trying to throw yet another stupid distraction into the run of the mill conversations to distract from other issues and recent faux pas statements.

Why are you here? Are you working for someone to keep this board out of mainstream commenting? Who is paying you or are you on welfare.

Anonymous said...

So Chicom Bob is now privy to diplomatic cables?

Who pays you to be anti-American and pro-Chinese?

Why do you talk about American Indians and bitch endlessly, but never talk about Canadian Indians?

Are Canadian reservations more saintly than American reservations?

Bob Huntley said...

Again with the deflection.

You really support your racist and anti Semite.

Anonymous said...

I was direct and to the point.

Are you privy to the diplomatic cables. If you are not, then you are just guessing.

The last 2 lines were just reminding everyone of your past sins and faux pas.

Bob Huntley said...

Not you weren't direct and to the point.

All we have to go on is what was released. You should learn the meaning of the word
"if" and the intonation it adds to a comment. Are you an anti Semite like your boss man, Trump?

I am happy to have added some french into your vocabulary by the way. It is a small but useful start in your education.

Anonymous said...

Chicom Bob. Now that is funny. Trump ain't taking sh!t from "dependent nations". Very nice to see a POTUS with a spine and a brain. Chicom Bob are you a commie like your boss Xi?

Bob Huntley said...

Trump is a conman with no spine and a crooked little brain. He is totally lacking in human emotion, except for anger when he perceives anything less than adoration coming his way. He is a racict and most recently demonstrated that he is an anti Semite. He is a crooked business man and an extremely poor President. But he does know how to milk his opportunities and has screwed the country blind, so far. He certainly does appear to have sucked you in. Now if you are being paid to tout his ass make sure you get your money as agreed upon as in give him no credit or you will be out of pocket.

Your conjecture regarding half the population of the country shows that you are not an American by half.

You snotgobblinscrotumscratcher you.

Anonymous said...

Chicom Bob Huntley accuses Trump, the man with Jewish grandchildren, of being an anti-Semits based on zero evidence.

What a Leftist loon.

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Bob Huntley said...


For crying out loud, read the f'n news once in a while. He has shown his antisemitism Jewish family associations notwithstanding.

Anonymous said...

I checked out The Forward, which is a far Left Wing Jewish publication. Meaning it is Left wing and not Jewish while claiming to be Jewish.

Sad to say but there article about Trump being an anti-Semite came up empty.

You stick with anti-Semite Ilhan Omar. You can look up at her picture at night.

Bob Huntley said...

Try again bozo.

Anonymous said...

Good God you are stupid. Have you ever had your IQ rated?

That proves he is not. I was aware of this. The Daily Mail and others covered it.

Bob Huntley said...

If anything proves I am stupid it is that I communicate with you.

Trump is basically anti establishment and will use any opportunity to further himself and his plans even if it means that he looks prejudiced against anyone, any organization, any group, any race. They will all be used to further his plans. Accordingly given that he has neither common sense nor humanity which is why he mouths off so much and in the process came off as looking like an anti Semite. As far as I and many Americans including American Jews he is. You need to read and to think more. He is positioning your country for disaster.

Anonymous said...

You're gaslighting/projecting or you are a moron? Choose Chicom Bob.