Trump cancels Denmark visit amid spat over sale of Greenland - BBC News

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Trump cancels Denmark visit amid spat over sale of Greenland - BBC News 4.5

US President Donald Trump has cancelled a state visit to Denmark after the nation's prime minister said Greenland was not for sale to the US.

The president was scheduled to visit on 2 September, at the invitation of Denmark's Queen Margrethe II.

Then last week Mr Trump suggested the US was interested in buying Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory.

Danish PM Mette Frederiksen described the suggestion as "absurd" and said she hoped Mr Trump was not being serious.

Ms Frederiksen is due to give a statement later on Wednesday.

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Is this actually real anymore like I just can’t believe this anymore

Author — Joe 1


If Denmark refuses to sell Greenland, then the US will bring "democracy" and "freedom" to Greenland!

Author — KT Chong


“Give me Greenland so I can make it green again...”

Author — Gos wo


American foreign policy now starts with the words:
"You know what would be cool?..."

Author — Socrates ExplainsEverything


So stupid lmao. I don’t think anyone in Greenland would choose the U.S over Denmark.

Author — Lewis White


If there's no global warming then why does the golf course developer want to buy Greenland.

Author — Sean Brennan


Be careful grennland, maybe you attack suddenly a Oil Tanker too without knowing it xDDD

Author — Gentleman1147


Trump thinks he can put a price on anything even a country.

Author — J Lavem


Sorry Denmark, we can't come visit right now, we have a bad case of the stupids. We should be cured in about a year or so.

Author — A better me


As a Dane: hahahahahahahahaha ahahaha hahahahahaha ahahahaha hahahaha! thank you for the entertainment Trump.

Author — Charbax


No we are not angry or frustrated in Denmark. We are however having a great laugh over trump😂.

Author — TheSystem030


Pity he didn't cancel his trip to Great Britain.

Author — ForsakenServent


I don't know whether to laugh or cry at some of the stuff this halfwit does.

Author — l. kerr


The next time he will say he wants to buy China. Anythings can happen in Trump’s mind. Today he flip, tomorrow he flop.

Author — Tan James


Hey Trump!
I want to buy Alaska with all the mineral (oil) rights.
You are going to get a VERY GOOD DEAL which you cannot decline.
Best Regards from Putin.

Even for Trump's standard, I thought he was joking, but it seems he was serious.

Author — On Taka


Donny is so desperate for a distraction. 🍿

Author — BLT4LIFE


America has become an extremely rude country. Inviting yourself is rude enough. Cancelling two weeks prior... Low class country.

Author — Gwen Walravens


Who put the idea of buying Greenland in his head to begin with?

Author — Hour Bee


Just for the record....Australia is not for sale either.

Author — larneyful


Late night talk show hosts will have great problems to top this! It's just insane! 😂😂😂😂

Author — Bo Hogland