Trumpie is a bae-bee. Trumpie is a bae-bee.
So he was supposed to have a state visit Denmark in September. This week he made a comment that he (USA) wanted to buy Greenland from Denmark. The Danish PM said the idea was absurd. Trumpie get vex and cancelled his visit to Denmark. ROFL.
That man is one jackass for real.
Let's start with Denmark and Greenland. It's a very long article so you can follow the link to read the rest.https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... d-bid.html'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
By Emily Goodin, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com and Marlene Lenthang and Chris Dyer For Dailymail.com
Published: 15:45 BST, 21 August 2019 | Updated: 21:09 BST, 21 August 2019
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.
His remarks came after Frederiksen said earlier Wednesday she was 'surprised' at Trump's decision to cancel his two-day visit. But her initial reaction on Monday - after the president publicly confirmed his interest in buying Greenland - was to call it 'absurd.'
Frederiksen was in Greenland on Monday to visit her counter part there when she said any talk of a sale was 'an absurd discussion.'
Trump showed his anger at her use of the word.
'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.
He repeatedly went back to her word 'absurd' when asked about American-Danish relations after officials refused to consider his offer to buy the world's largest island - and complained Frederiksen could not treat the U.S. that way.
'She shouldn't treat the United States that way. She said absurd. That's not the right word to use. Absurd,' he said of Frederiksen's reaction to but Greenland, which is an autonomous Danish territory.
'I thought it was an inappropriate statement. All she had to do is say no, we wouldn't be interested,' he added.
'I thought it was a very not nice way of saying something. They could have told me no,' he said. '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 accused her of insulting the United States with her response.
'She's not talking to me,' he said of Frederiksen. 'She's talking to the United States of America. You don't talk to the United States that way. At least under me.'
'I thought it was not a nice statement - the way she blew me off,' he added later. 'We've done a lot for Denmark.'
Trump also said he was not looking at purchasing land from other countries.
'No,' he said in response to a question from Dailymail.com. 'Greenland was just an idea. Just a thought. But I think when they say it was absurd and it was said in a very nasty, very sarcastic way, I said we'll make it some other time.'
'I love Denmark. I've been to Denmark and, frankly, we'll do it another time,' he added. 'Respect has to be shown to the United States.'
He also noted he was not the first president to bring up the idea of buying Greenland.
'The prime minister used a terrible word when talking about something we've been talking about for years,' he said.
'This is something that has been discussed for many years. Harry Truman had the idea of Greenland. I had the idea. Other people have had the idea. It goes back into the early 1900s. But Harry Truman very strongly thought it was a good idea. I think it is a good idea because Denmark is losing $700 million a year with it. It doesn't do them any good,' he noted.
Additionally, Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, a close Trump ally on Capitol Hill, also is interested in purchasing Greenland.
Cotton raised the idea in August 2018 when Danish Ambassador Lone Dencker Wisborg dropped by his Senate office, The Atlantic reported. Cotton also discussed the idea with Trump - although no time frame was given for when that conversation took place.
After his angry rant at Frederiksen, Trump then took to Twitter to complain Denmark is not paying enough in its NATO fees.
'For the record, Denmark is only at 1.35% of GDP for NATO spending. They are a wealthy country and should be at 2%. We protect Europe and yet, only 8 of the 28 NATO countries are at the 2% mark. The United States is at a much, much higher level than that,' he wrote.
'Because of me, these countries have agreed to pay ONE HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS more - but still way short of what they should pay for the incredible military protection provided. Sorry!,' he added.
Denmark agreed to raise its NATO contribution to 1.5 percent of its gross domestic product in 2023, up from 1.35 percent it will pay this year, Danish officials said in January.
Trump's cancelation comes as Barack Obama has made his own plans to visit Denmark.
The former president will be at the Musikkens Hus (Music House) in the northern city Aalborg on September 28 for 'A Conversation with President Barack Obama.' The invitation-only event will be for business leaders but will also include around two hundred students from Aalborg University, Ritzau, a Danish news site.
The president has been vocal about his interest in obtaining Greenland but Frederiksen slammed his scouting efforts as 'absurd', saying the semi-autonomous island is not for sale.
The Danish prime minister also said she was 'disappointed and surprised' by Trump's decision to cancel his upcoming state visit.Snubbed in his purchase offer, Trump, a former real estate tycoon, decided to postpone his meeting with Frederiksen, which was scheduled to take place in two weeks, in a dramatic last-minute decision announced on Twitter Tuesday night.
Queen Margrethe II and the royal household on Wednesday expressed surprise at the sudden cancellation, while other prominent Danish politicians described it as 'deeply insulting'.
Trump's visit was originally seen as a thank you to the small northern European nation, which is a member of NATO and has supported the U.S. military missions in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.
The country has seen 43 Danish troops members killed in those U.S.-led missions, which is a large number for a country of 5.5 million not used to participating in battle.
His cancellation has now sparked worries of a diplomatic row but Frederiksen argued it would not harm relations between Copenhagen and Washington.
Frederiksen, who took office two months ago as Denmark's second female head of state and the leader of the left-leaning Social Democratic Party, said relations between Copenhagen and Washington 'are not in any crisis in my opinion' after Trump canceled his plans to visit Denmark following her rejection of the sale.
'I don't believe that the cancellation should have any influence on other matters,' she said.
She also confirmed Wednesday that 'a discussion about a potential sale of Greenland has been put forward.'
But she noted: 'It has been rejected by Greenland Premier Kim Kielsen, and I fully stand behind that rejection'.
The prime minister said she was 'disappointed and surprised' by Trump's decision to cancel his two-day stop in her country.
But she told reporters that 'the invitation for a stronger strategic cooperation with the Americans in the Arctic is still open'.
Former Danish government ministers were quick to speak out, with ex-foreign minister and head of the foreign affairs committee in parliament, Martin Lidegaard, telling Trump to 'please stop'.
He added to Danish broadcaster TV2 that it was 'a diplomatic farce' and added that Trump's behavior was 'grotesque' and he was 'throwing a hissy fit'.
Helle Thorning-Schmidt, a former Danish Prime Minister, wrote on Twitter that Trump's cancellation was 'deeply insulting to the people of Greenland and Denmark'.
While another ex-finance minister, Kristian Jensen, went further describing it as 'total chaos' and adding: 'This has gone from a great opportunity for a strengthened dialogue between allies to a diplomatic crisis.'
Lene Balleby, head of communications for the Danish royal family, said: 'It [the cancellation] was a surprise - we have nothing more to say about this case.'
Frederiksen noted that preparations for the September 2 and 3 visit were 'well underway'.
'It is with regret and surprise that I received the news that President Trump has cancelled his state visit to Denmark on the second and third of September,' she said.
'I had been looking forward to the visit, our preparations were well underway. It was an opportunity, I think, to celebrate Denmark's close relationship to the US - who remains one of Denmark's closest allies.
'I was looking forward to having a dialogue on the many shared interests we have with the US.
'Furthermore the development in the Arctic region called for further co-operation between the US, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Denmark. And therefore I would like to underline our invitation for a stronger co-operation on Arctic affairs still stands.
Trump was prepared to take over Denmark's annual $600 million subsidy to Greenland in perpetuity before he canceled his visit.
The president also had discussed giving Denmark a large one-time payment as well to help move the transaction along, senior administration officials told The Washington Post.
Greenland handles its own domestic affairs but Denmark covers its national security and foreign relations. The Danes also pay for 50 percent of the island's budget in direct subsidies with additional spending on defense.
In total, Denmark spends about $740 million annually on Greenland.
Frederiksen pointed out Greenland officials rejected the idea - a move she supported.
'A discussion however has been raised about a potential sale of Greenland. This has clearly been rejected by Kim Kielsen, a position that I share of course,' she said.
'This does not change the character of our good relations and we will, of course, from Denmark continue an ongoing dialogue with the US on how we can develop our co-operation and deal with the many common challenges we are facing.'
Trump was invited by Denmark's Queen Margrethe II for a state visit in Copenhagen in early September, which would have followed a stop in Warsaw, Poland, where the president will take part in a series of ceremonies in honor of the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II.
First lady Melania Trump was to have accompanied him and dinner with the Queen was on the agenda.
The president initially claimed the visit wouldn't be about a Greenland purchase, his sudden cancellation has cast doubts on the intentions of his trip.
A senior official told DailyMail.com last week that Trump was visiting Denmark because he was invited and not to purchase Greenland.
The senior official said that reports on Trump's interest in buying the property were being 'overblown,' and the president was not entirely serious pursuing the sale.
However, Trump's tweets challenged that.
'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....' the president wrote on Twitter Tuesday night.
'The Prime Minister was able to save a great deal of expense and effort for both the United States and Denmark by being so direct. I thank her for that and look forward to rescheduling sometime in the future!' he added, digging at Frederiksen for spurning his interest in buying the island.
During the state visit he would have met with Prime Minister Frederiksen as well as Greenland's Prime Minister Kim Kielsen, and other Danish leaders.
He was due to discuss the Arctic in meetings in Copenhagen with Frederiksen, who took office in June.
His cancellation came just three hours after the US ambassador to Denmark tweeted: 'Denmark is ready for the POTUS @realDonaldTrump visit! Partner, ally, friend' sharing a picture of a billboard emblazoned with Trump's name.
Timeline of Trump and Greenland
Trump was invited by Denmark's Queen Margrethe II for a state visit on September 2 and 3 during which he'd meet with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Greenland's Prime Minister Kim Kielsen
August 15: Reports surface that Trump is considering buying Greenland
August 16: Greenland's government tweets 'We are open for business, but we're not for sale'
August 18: Frederiksen says 'Greenland is not for sale' and calls the purchase talks 'absurd'
August 20: Trump cancels Denmark visit and talks with Frederiksen because she refused to talk about potential Greenland purchase
Trump started to express his interest in purchasing the island earlier this month, which he said would be a strategic move for its natural resources and because the U.S. military has operated for decades out of the Thule Air Base in Greenland, located between the Atlantic and Arctic oceans.
The northern-most U.S. base is part of the military's global network of radars and other sensors to provide ballistic missile warning and space surveillance.
'Strategically it's interesting and we'd be interested, but we'll talk to them a little bit. It's not number one on the burner, I can tell you that,' Trump previously said.
Trump said Denmark loses almost $700 million a year on Greenland, which boasts a population of just 56,000.
But Frederiksen dismissed Trump's real estate interests in the territory as 'absurd' on Sunday, reiterating that 'Greenland is NOT for sale'.
'Greenland is not for sale and U.S. President Donald Trump's idea of buying the semi-autonomous Danish territory in the Arctic from Denmark is an absurd discussion,' Denmark's prime minister said.
'Greenland is not Danish. Greenland is Greenlandic. I persistently hope that this is not something that is seriously meant,' she added.
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