Donald Trump cancels visit to Denmark because Greenland is not for sale

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US President Donald Trump decided to postpone his visit to Denmark “for another time” after its prime minister said Greenland was not for sale, reported TRT World.

Last week President Trump expressed his interest in buying Greenland, world’s largest island which belongs to Denmark. On Sunday he confirmed the information and said that the topic of buying Greenland was discussed, but was not a priority for the Administration. Prime Minister of Denmark was quick to comment on Trump’s remarks and said she was hopeful that POTUS was not serious as that would be “an absurd discussion.”

“I persistently hope that this is not something that is seriously meant,” she said.

One day later President Trump jokingly posted a photo of a Trump skyscraper in a small village in Greenland, promising not to build there.

US Ambassador in Denmark tweeted Tuesday that Denmark was ready for Trump’s visit. “Partner, ally, friend,” she wrote.

Just a few hours later President Trump, who scheduled to visit Denmark in two weeks to meet with Queen Margarethe and hold a number of meetings with government officials and business leaders, canceled his visit by posting on his Twitter.

“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.

The White House later confirmed that the meeting was cancelled.

Although President Trump cancelled his visit to Denmark, he will still be visiting Poland, which was supposed to be the next stoop after Denmark, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the World War II.


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