It’s supposed to be his reaction after after Frederiksen called the idea that the U.S. might buy Greenland from Denmark “absurd.” Trump had been expected to visit Denmark on Sept. 2-3 as part of his trip to Europe. “Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time,” Trump wrote.
Last week it was revealed tha Trump was interested in buying Greenland, a semi-autonomous territory under Danish control with a population of approximately 56,000, with “abundant resources and geopolitical importance.” Greenland is not on the market in any event, Frederiksen said and insisted. Trump’s acrual decision was “a surprise” to the royal household, which formally had invited Trump to visit Denmark. There was no immediate reaction from the Danish government. Trump’s cancellation was “deeply insulting to the people of Greenland and Denmark,” former Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt wrote on Twitter.