Tag: Frederiksen, Mette

Trump’s Greenland Plan Shows He Has No Idea How American Power Works

President Trump announced on Tuesday that he would postpone a planned trip to Denmark because Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen refuses to consider selling Greenland to the United States. Ms. Frederiksen called the idea “absurd.” It might be, but it was also revealing. In seeking to purchase Greenland, Mr. Trump did more than rattle an ally. […]

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Denmark’s Leader Didn’t Want a Fight With Trump. She Got One Anyway.

ODENSE, Denmark — “I’m not going to enter a war of words with anybody, including the American president,” Denmark’s prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, told a Danish television channel on Wednesday. Too late. In Denmark, a small country with powerful neighbors, commitment to international alliances is bedrock policy, and polite, measured political debate is the norm. […]

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Trump, Greenland, Denmark. Is This Real Life?

I want to buy Greenland, said President Trump. No way, said the Danes and Greenlanders, who share control over the giant frozen island and its rich mineral treasures. Then I’m not going to visit your queen, shot back the self-proclaimed master of the real estate deal, who can’t stand being rebuffed. “Is this some sort […]

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Trump Says Danish Prime Minister Was ‘Nasty’ in Rejecting Greenland Offer

President Trump on Wednesday said that the new prime minister of Denmark was “nasty” to him when she rejected his interest in purchasing Greenland, as he explained why he abruptly canceled a trip to the European nation next month. Mr. Trump made the remarks to reporters outside the White House as he departed for a […]

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In Denmark, Bewilderment and Anger Over Trump’s Interest in Greenland

ODENSE, Denmark — 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 extended […]

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President Trump Cancels Trip to Denmark After Greenland Spat

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday night abruptly canceled a coming trip to Denmark, writing on Twitter that because the country’s prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, “would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland,” they would meet “another time.” Mr. Trump was scheduled to visit Copenhagen on Sept. 2 and 3, after being invited […]

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Trump Is Said to Ask: Can We Buy Greenland?

President Trump has been urging aides to explore a way to buy Greenland from Denmark, according to three people familiar with the discussions. His interest in Greenland began last year. At a meeting that spring in the Oval Office, he joked about buying Greenland for its resources, according to a person who was in attendance. […]

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