Trump calls Danish leader’s statement on selling Greenland nasty

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed offense over the Danish prime minister’s assertion that promoting Greenland was “absurd,” including {that a} U.S. buy of the autonomous Danish territory was simply an thought.

“I assumed the prime minister’s assertion was … nasty,” Trump instructed reporters on the White Home earlier than departing for a veterans’ occasion in Kentucky. “It was an inappropriate assertion.”

As a substitute of calling the thought “absurd,” Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen ought to have merely instructed him her nation was not occupied with a sale, he stated.

Frederiksen’s feedback spurred Trump on Tuesday to cancel his September go to to Denmark.

Trump confirmed to reporters on Sunday he had lately mentioned the opportunity of buying the world’s largest island, although he stated such a transfer was not an instantaneous precedence.

White Home Financial Adviser Larry Kudlow has stated Greenland is a strategic place and has loads of beneficial minerals.

Trump stated on Tuesday the US has lengthy contemplated buying Greenland, and that he thought-about it a good suggestion.

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