COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP)– The Latest on Donald Trump’s cancellation of his trip to Denmark (all times local):
3: 30 p.m.
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen states she is supporting by the federal government head of Greenland, the semi-autonomous Danish area that U.S. President Donald Trump desired to purchase.
Talking to reporters, Frederiksen stated “a conversation about a potential sale of Greenland has actually been put forward. It has been rejected by Greenland Premier Kim Kielsen, and I totally back up that rejection.”
Frederiksen, who took workplace two months earlier as Denmark’s second female head of state and the leader of the left-leaning Social Democratic Celebration, said relations in between Copenhagen and Washington “are not in any crisis in my opinion” after Trump canceled his plans to visit Denmark following her rejection of the sale.
” I do not think that the cancellation needs to have any impact on other matters,” she stated.
3: 10 p.m.
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen says she is “disappointed and shocked” by U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice to cancel his check out to Denmark after she rejected suggestions of selling Greenland to the U.S.
Frederiksen informed reporters that “the invitation for a more powerful strategic cooperation with the Americans in the Arctic is still open.”
She said that she had actually been anticipating the Sept. 2-3 see, including “the United States is among our closest allies.”
Trump revealed his decision by tweet after Frederiksen dismissed the notion of selling Greenland to the U.S. as “a ridiculous conversation.”
9: 15 a.m.
A spokesperson for Denmark’s royal palace states U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to hold off a see to Denmark next month was “a surprise.”
Lene Balleby informed The Associated Press Wednesday that the family, which officially had welcomed Trump to visit Denmark Sep. 2 and 3 as part of a European trip, had no more remarks.
Trump announced his choice by tweet after the Danish prime minister dismissed the notion of offering Greenland to the U.S. as “an absurd discussion.”
” Denmark is an extremely special country with extraordinary individuals, however based upon Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s remarks, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting set up in 2 weeks for another time,” Trump said.
There was no instant reaction from the Danish government.