Trump’s “Green” dream fades after no sale sign by the Danish government, seems bizarre episode becomes diplomatic scandal. The Danish royal family summed up briefly: The rejection of the state visit by the American president was a surprise, said a spokeswoman for the royal family in the morning. There is nothing more to say about it.
A few hours later, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen chose a few more words to express her surprise. She was upset and surprised that Donald Trump canceled his state visit. Like many others, they were looking forward to the visit. She added, “The United States is one of our most important allies”, and of course, the desire for closer cooperation with America remains completely untouched.
The surprise came on the night of Wednesday, and in the usual way for Trump: over Twitter, After days of discussion about the first suspected and then confirmed by Trump interest in buying the Greenland a Trump’s “Green” dream- and the clear statement from Greenland and Copenhagen that the island is not for sale – it was the big bang: The President said that for the state visit to Denmark planned for 2 and 3 September. And so a bizarre episode became a diplomatic scandal.
Trump had already indicated on Sunday that the trip may not come to life when he returned from his short holiday. “Yes, Greenland, I do not know – somehow this was made public.” He was thinking of going there soon, but not because of a possible purchase. But the journey is not fixed yet. That alone was strange, the visit at the invitation of the Danish royal family had been officially announced. Trump confirmed that buying the island was one of the topics that was talked about. That it was by no means intended as a hostile takeover, he added: Denmark is a “good ally”, a country that protects America.
But that was not easy to wrap up in Copenhagen. So Trump wrote on Twitter: Denmark is a very special country, but because of the Frederiksen’s statement that she was not interested in discussing the sale of Greenland, he postponed the meeting as the Trump’s “Green” dream fades. The Prime Minister spared both countries a lot of effort by being so straightforward. He thank her and look forward to a catch-up appointment. A little later, the White House confirmed that the trip had been canceled.
As is so often the case with Trump, you do not even know where to start: when you cancel a state visit with a tweet? Arguing that the host country is not prepared to talk about selling an island, even though the issue, as he himself said, should not be mentioned in Copenhagen?