Published: Sat, August 24, 2019

Danish PM had ‘constructive conversation’ with Trump

Danish PM had ‘constructive conversation’ with Trump

Trump lashes out at "nasty" Danish PM over refusal to sell Greenland US President Donald Trump is not happy with the "nasty" manner in which he was publicly rebuffed by the Danish PM after she rejected outright his offer to "buy" Greenland, and he's not staying quiet about it.

The leaders spoke late Thursday, and Danish media reported that the call was "constructive", though Frederiksen's office said details of the discussion would not be released.

The silver lining to President Trump's delusions of buying Greenland is that suddenly everyone wants to visit.

She also had said that Denmark does not own Greenland, which belongs to its people.

Trump, who has urged North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members to do more to meet the alliance's goal of committing 2 percent of gross domestic product to defense, earlier tweeted that "Denmark is only at 1.35%".

Frederiksen called the idea of the sale "absurd", angering Trump. "She put a call in, and I appreciated it very much", Mr Trump said. Denmark actively supported the USA -led invasion of Iraq beginning in 2003, even as France and Germany refused to do so, and served alongside US forces in Afghanistan.

On Wednesday, the U.S. State Department said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with his Danish counterpart and "expressed appreciation for Denmark's cooperation as one of the United States' allies and Denmark's contributions to address shared global security priorities".

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