President Trump's sudden decision to blow off a trip to Denmark, ostensibly over the prime minister's disinterest in selling him Greenland, is obviously not going over well there.
Various Danish politicians have been putting Trump on blast since he said he's postponing his planned trip there on Tuesday night; the president wrote on Twitter that it's because Denmark's prime minister said that "she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland."
"Trump lives on another planet," Danish politician Pernille Skipper tweeted in response, per The Washington Post. "Self-sufficient and disrespectful." Michael Aastrup Jensen, a member of Danish parliament, told the Post Trump's cancellation is an "insult" and that everyone there literally thought the idea of purchasing Greenland was a joke until recently; he added that the situation is a "disaster." The Danish People's Party's foreign affairs spokesperson Søren Espersen also told a Danish newspaper that Trump is like a "a spoiled child."
Meanwhile, Kristian Jensen, former finance minister, tweeted that the situation has become a "diplomatic crisis," reports The New York Times.
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen hasn't gone that far, saying in a press conference on Wednesday morning she was "disappointed and surprised" by the decision, reports The Associated Press. Trump has yet to further comment on the cancellation of this trip, although The New York Times' Maggie Haberman continues to speculate it had nothing to do with not being able to buy Greenland at all, suggesting on CNN the president maybe just didn't feel like it.
"Isn't it possible that he just doesn't want to go?" CNN's Alisyn Camerota asked, Mediaite reports. "He likes to sleep in his own bed. He doesn't love international travel. Maybe he just doesn't want to go." Haberman agreed this is a possibility.