NBC News reports:
President Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to postpone a state visit to Denmark, accusing the country’s prime minister of making a “nasty and inappropriate statement” in rejecting his desire to discuss possibly purchasing Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory.
“I thought it was a very not nice way of saying something. They could have just told me no. You can’t treat America the way you used to under Obama,” Trump told reporters at the White House before departing for an event in Kentucky.
“All they had to say was we’d rather not do that,” he added. “Don’t say, what an absurd idea that would be.” Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Tuesday criticized Trump for suggesting the U.S. might be interested in purchasing Greenland, calling the idea “absurd.”
President Trump: “Denmark – I looked forward to going but I thought that the prime minister’s statement…was nasty. I thought it was an inappropriate statement.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) August 21, 2019
Add the Danish prime minister to Trump’s list of “nasty” women pic.twitter.com/uXeIYlKXJJ
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) August 21, 2019
Trump says the prime minister of Denmark was “nasty” and “inappropriate” by publicly rejecting his unsolicited proposal to buy Greenland in the way she did. He says she could’ve just said no, and he’s not going to let her talk to him that way.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 21, 2019