Trump Cancels Trip Amid Temper Tantrum That Denmark Won’t Sell Him Greenland

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 09: President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press before departing from the White House on the south lawn before he boards Marine One on August 09, 2019 in Washington, DC. Donald Trump... WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 09: President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press before departing from the White House on the south lawn before he boards Marine One on August 09, 2019 in Washington, DC. Donald Trump spoke to reporters about gun background checks and the escalation of the US-China trade war. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) MORE LESS

President Donald Trump has abruptly cancelled his trip to Denmark — because the prime minister wouldn’t fork over Greenland.

Lene Balleby, spokesperson for the Danish royal house, told the BBC that the cancellation was “definitely a surprise.”

Greenland’s foreign minister Ane Lone Bagger had tersely dismissed Trump’s interest in the territory last week, saying that “we are open for business, but we’re not for sale.”

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