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Tue Aug 20, 2019, 09:27 PM

Trump postpones Denmark trip after prime minister refuses to sell Greenland

Source: CNN




By Betsy Klein, CNN

Updated 8:56 PM ET, Tue August 20, 2019


(CNN)Less than two weeks before his scheduled trip to Denmark, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he has postponed his visit to Copenhagen after the Danish Prime Minister disputed his interest in buying Greenland as "absurd."

"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," he wrote Tuesday night.

He continued, "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!"

Trump has on multiple occasions brought up buying Greenland from the Danish government and the White House counsel's office has looked into the possibility, two sources told CNN last week.

On Sunday, Trump confirmed his interest in buying the country, telling reporters that Greenland is hurting Denmark.................................

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/20/politics/trump-cancels-copenhagen/index.html






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Reply Trump postpones Denmark trip after prime minister refuses to sell Greenland (Original post)
riversedge Aug 20 OP
left-of-center2012 Aug 20 #1
muriel_volestrangler Aug 21 #29
tanyev Aug 21 #34
sdfernando Aug 21 #38
mercuryblues Aug 20 #2
RockRaven Aug 20 #6
rurallib Aug 21 #36
northoftheborder Aug 20 #3
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Aug 21 #31
irisblue Aug 20 #4
bucolic_frolic Aug 20 #5
Docreed2003 Aug 20 #7
SergeStorms Aug 20 #9
TexasBushwhacker Aug 20 #12
Docreed2003 Aug 20 #13
eilen Aug 21 #32
susanr516 Aug 20 #18
dchill Aug 21 #21
SeattleVet Aug 21 #23
Recursion Aug 21 #25
muriel_volestrangler Aug 21 #28
obamanut2012 Aug 21 #30
SergeStorms Aug 20 #8
Fullduplexxx Aug 20 #10
murielm99 Aug 20 #15
Dave Starsky Aug 20 #17
dchill Aug 21 #22
Talitha Aug 20 #16
DrToast Aug 20 #11
rpannier Aug 20 #14
Scarsdale Aug 20 #19
keithbvadu2 Aug 21 #20
Retrograde Aug 21 #24
SunSeeker Aug 21 #26
questionseverything Aug 21 #27
eilen Aug 21 #33
Maxheader Aug 21 #35
Marthe48 Aug 21 #37
Wolf Frankula Aug 22 #39

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 09:31 PM

1. He had been invited by their queen for a state dinner

By declining, he is snubbing her majesty.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 04:28 AM

29. Trump Greenland spat: Queen 'shocked' as Trump cancels Denmark trip in 'major insult'

US President Donald Trump has cancelled an official state visit to Denmark after the nation’s Prime Minister Mette Fredriksen said Greenland was not for sale. Mr Trump was scheduled to visit on September 2 and 3, at the invitation of Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II but has decided to pull out of the trip last minute. The Queen is reportedly “shocked” by the decision, Danish newspaper BT said.

Lene Balleby, Head of Communications at the Danish royal house said: “That was a surprise! We are simply lost for words.”

It is very rare that a state visit is cancelled less than two weeks before it’s suppose to take place.

The Danish royal house’s staff had already started to prepare a wide range of tasks to welcome the US President.

For example, BT reports food and drinks had already been organised for the state dinner hosted by the Queen.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1168273/trump-greenland-donald-trump-buy-greenland-queen-royal-denmark-news

The Express is a tabloid, and so it BT in Denmark, but I believe 'shock' would be right; you don't snub a head of state because the politicians of her country rightly called an idea that Trump's own handlers thought might be a joke as 'absurd'. Especially with 2 weeks to go.

I don't think Trump is going to get any invitations from non-autocratic countries from now on.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #29)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:52 AM

34. Your Majesty, think of him as a really bratty 2 year old that would have made that visit miserable.

For everyone.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #29)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:55 AM

38. Queen Margrethe II should now extend the trip invitation

to a REAL President or two...say Barack H. Obama AND Hillary Clinton to attend in "its" stead. Most of the arrangements are probably already made.

...Do the Dane's have an equivalent to Buckingham Palace? If so, both Obama and Clinton should stay there....just get get under "it's" skin.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 09:37 PM

2. How the fuckdid that

POS ever graduate kindergarten?

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 10:06 PM

6. Probably the same way he got into UPenn -- bribes from his Klan-Daddy Fred

He's always been a dumbass. One of his college profs (so way back when Trump was ~20 yrs old) called him "the dumbest goddamned student I ever had."

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:09 AM

36. daddy bribed the school

how he did everything in life.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 09:46 PM

3. I don't see the word "Onion" anywhere

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:03 AM

31. That was my first thought as well.

WTF got Fat Donnie on this Greenland jag, anyway?

Has someone asked him how he intends to pay for it?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 09:50 PM

4. She kicked his ass in public

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 09:53 PM

5. The World should shun the idiot

and leave him babbling to his own intellectually-challenged staff. Seriously, there is not a padded cell soft enough or large enough to accommodate them all.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 10:17 PM

7. Ok what's the motivating factor for him with Greenland

Other than he's completely off his rocker, he didn't come up with this notion all on his own. WTF is spurring this?

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 10:21 PM

9. That's probably where...

Steven Miller wants to send all the brown and black people. I wouldn't doubt it one bit.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 10:41 PM

12. He secretly believes in climate change

and probably thinks Greenland will be prime real estate in a few years.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #12)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 10:45 PM

13. That seriously one of the only explanations that makes any sense!

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:08 AM

32. haha! that was my thought! nt

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 11:41 PM

18. Russia wants to drill for oil in the Arctic

And Trump is a wholly owned subsidiary of Putin. See NY Times, Aug 4, 2015. "Russia Stakes New Claim to Expanse in the Arctic" https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/05/world/europe/kremlin-stakes-claim-to-arctic-expanse-and-its-resources.html?_r=0&fbclid=IwAR0L9sMxfb9MjlWmrahpCNacSjR_9iYxkJT1hGxcTCE7fIHtCsOocNICCFM

It's probably behind a paywall. A few excerpts:

"Russia formally staked a claim on Tuesday to a vast area of the Arctic Ocean, including the North Pole.

If the United Nations committee that arbitrates sea boundaries accepts Russia’s claim, the seabed will be subject to Moscow’s oversight on economic matters, including fishing and oil and gas drilling, though Russia will not have full sovereignty.

Denmark submitted an expanded claim of its own to the United Nations last year, seeking control of economic activity around the North Pole and asserting that the area is part of the continental shelf jutting north from Greenland, not Russia.

The claims are aimed at a section of the Arctic Ocean known as the doughnut hole, a Texas-size area of international waters encircled by the existing economic-zone boundaries of shoreline countries. Conservation groups have opposed any claims to the waters of the doughnut hole, saying they would bring harmful oil drilling and fishing. They point to a recent international accord to ban commercial trawling in the area as the better way forward in the far north."

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 12:27 AM

21. Putin wants it.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 01:08 AM

23. Natural resources and minerals.

As the glaciers recede (due to that 'Chinese hoax' of Catastrophic Climate Change) a lot of stuff will be laying around on the ground.

Of course, he has to be a total; asshole about everything and shun the queen. Probably a good thing - I don't know if they were prepared to have the Big Macs and Whoppers he would have demanded at the state dinner.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 01:56 AM

25. I can't parse it. This is just weird (nt)

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 04:17 AM

28. It would make the USA the undisputed 2nd largest country in the world by area

This is as good an explanation as any for why this seems personal to him - he wants a 'legacy':

What Trump Does Care About, Bigly

Once you count territorial possessions, the United States is Earth’s fourth-largest country, geographically, behind Russia, Canada, and China. Purchasing Greenland would make us a solid #2.

Would anyone really put such an idiotic motive past Trump? He wants the biggest military parade and biggest wall. He lies about having the biggest audiences and largest fortune and greatest electoral victory. (If Trump consciously lies, which I doubt; I suspect he thinks that whatever he thinks is true.) He’s said that the World Trade Center attacks made his Trump Tower the biggest building in downtown Manhattan. He brags about TV ratings and Twitter followers. Let’s not forget his ridiculously oversized neckties.

Maybe this is some kind of Freudian thing, or simply the twisted mindset of aspirationally rich people — keeping up with the Joneses taken to psychotic extremes. I don’t particularly care. Serial killers are far more interesting than rich people (and ultimately far less dangerous).

In any case, this explanation makes the most sense to me. So I’m officially calling it the best. And the biggest.

https://franklycurious.com/wp/2019/08/18/trump-greenland/

The Wikipedia article on country area has a huge footnote about how to measure the USA and China (Canada is larger than both if water is counted, smaller than both if only land is): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_area#cite_note-3rd-largest-14

He wants something they can write about in the, dear-god, "Trump Presidential Library". Or have pictures of, anyway. Only the Mercator projection used (Trump wouldn't understand map projections, but he'd know that the 'real map' is the one showing his purchase as the largest).

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 05:49 AM

30. 100% Russia wants it

Or rather, Putin.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 10:19 PM

8. I'm sure the people of Denmark...

are crestfallen. What a poisonous toad Trump is!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 10:29 PM

10. He wants to buy it and give it to putin

Dowry

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 11:19 PM

15. Buy it and give Pootie

and Russia mineral rights for the next one hundred years or so. He could throw in a military base or two for Pootie.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #15)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 11:25 PM

17. I really think this is the correct answer. n/t

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 12:28 AM

22. Yep.

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 11:21 PM

16. Good one!!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 10:36 PM

11. This is crazy but...

...I can’t help but feel we’re not getting the whole story.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 10:46 PM

14. Reality is less real than fiction

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 11:45 PM

19. Where would the money come from?

The national debt has skyrocketed since he took over. If there is enough money to buy Greenland, why are we being told a National Health Service is not feasible, because of the cost?? We have crumbling bridges, potholes in roads, schools needing rebuilding, disasters with fires and floods, yet this IDIOT is throwing a tantrum because someone said NO to him??

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 12:12 AM

20. Look! Squirrel! - Greenland is just another distraction. The economy is the current true subject t

Look! Squirrel! - Greenland is just another distraction.

The economy is the current true subject that Trump needs to sidestep.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 01:17 AM

24. What is this temper tantrum costing us?

State visits are planned months in advance.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 02:10 AM

26. OMFG

Please PLEASE tell me this is the Onion.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 02:15 AM

27. to him the whole world is for sale

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:10 AM

33. I'm sure this is disconcerting because as you all know he is the

King of Projection. The only actual thing "For Sale" is Trump himself.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 08:13 AM

35. Stumpy postpones Denmark trip...



And the people rejoiced...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:57 AM

37. This is a real headline?

Are things not bad enough without trump doing something so Gd stupid, so far out in left field? Here are things that need to be addressed: the radioactive rocket explosion is russia is coming along? how are the shooting victims survivors are doing? what are the current weather trends?

The world doesn't have time and there is no place for this utter, constant spew of bullsh*it. Or diseased mania.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 09:19 PM

39. tRump wants to buy Greenland.

You don't suppose he's gullible enough to believe Eric the Red's hype, do you?

Wolf

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