President Trump on Wednesday said that he suddenly called off a planned trip to Denmark after finding the prime minister's comment dismissing his interest in purchasing Greenland "nasty" and "very not nice."
Trump on Tuesday night tweeted that he would be postponing a trip to Denmark in response to its prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, laughing off the idea of him wanting to buy Greenland, a notion she called "absurd." The president directly attributed his cancelation of the trip to this rejection, saying 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."
But Trump went further on Wednesday by saying he called the trip off specifically because her comment was "nasty."
"All she had to do is say, 'no, we wouldn't be interested,'" Trump said. "I thought it was a very not nice way of saying something." He added, "You don't talk to the United States that way, at least under me."
Trump referring to comments he doesn't like at "nasty" is a favorite response of his, having earlier this year called Meghan Markle "nasty" for statements she made critical of him, only to deny having done so.
Trump's decision to suddenly cancel his trip his idea to buy Greenland, which he argued on Wednesday is still a "good idea," has not gone over well in Denmark, where politicians have been putting the president on blast and calling him a "spoiled child." Brendan Morrow