President Trump Postpones Trip to Denmark

Headline Roundup August 21st, 2019

President Trump has postponed a trip to Denmark after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen rejected a discussion of the United States buying Greenland. Critics claim surprise at the announcement, saying the visit to Denmark would have involved other topics of conversation, Trump said there was no longer any point to the visit.

President Trump Postpones Trip to Denmark

From the Left
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Denmark, Greenland, Mette Frederiksen

The astonishment in Denmark over President Trump’s apparent desire to buy Greenland turned to bewilderment and anger on Wednesday after the American leader abruptly scrapped a state visit because the Danes have no desire to sell.

The cancellation was a rare snub of Denmark’s head of state, Queen Margrethe II, who had extended the invitation to the president and would have hosted him and the first lady.

News that Mr. Trump had called off his visit “came as a surprise,” the Royal House’s communications director told the state broadcaster, adding,...

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From the Right
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President Trump on Tuesday abruptly canceled a planned meeting with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, saying there was no point to the trip after Frederiksen called the idea that the U.S. might buy Greenland from Denmark "absurd" -- and insisted there would be no Copen-haggling about it.

Trump had been expected to visit Denmark on Sept. 2-3 as part of his trip to Europe, but until his tweets Tuesday, there were no solid indications the visit to Denmark was centered on buying Greenland.

"Denmark is a very special country with...

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From the Center
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Denmark, Greenland, Donald Trump

The White House on Tuesday canceled President Trump’s planned visit to Denmark after the prime minister said she wouldn’t entertain his proposal to purchase Greenland from the Scandinavian nation.

“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,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter.

The White House said later the president’s entire visit, which was scheduled for Sept....

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