1. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"Denmark, I looked forward to going but I thought that the Prime Minister's statement that it was absurd, that was, it was an absurd idea was nasty. I thought it was an inappropriate statement. All she had to do is say, 'no, we wouldn't be interested.' But we can't treat the United States of America the way they treated us under President Obama. I thought it was a very not nice way of saying something. They could have told me no. This is something that's been discussed for many years. Harry Truman had the idea of Greenland. I had the idea, other people have had the idea. It goes back into the early nineteen hundreds. But Harry Truman very strongly thought it was a good idea. I think it's a good idea because Denmark is losing seven hundred million dollars a year with it. It doesn't do them any good. But all they had to do is say, 'no we'd rather not do that,' or 'we'd rather not talk about it.' Don't say what an absurd idea that is because she's not talking to me. Excuse me. She's not talking to me. She's talking to the United States of America. You don't talk to the United States that way, at least under me. Now, President Obama when they wouldn't land, let him land in the Philippines, when they treated him so badly at so many places, the Philippines is one that comes to mind, that's different, that's different. They can treat him any way they want to. That's up to him. But they can't treat the United States with a statement, 'How absurd.'"
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2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"Greenland was just an idea. Just a thought. But I think when they say it was absurd and it was said in a very nasty, very sarcastic way, I said we'll make it some other time. We'll go to Denmark. I love Denmark, I've been to Denmark and frankly we'll do it another time. Respect has to be shown to the United States."
President Donald Trump does not appreciate Denmark's rejection of his idea to buy Greenland.
The American leader told reporters on Wednesday that "all they had to say was, 'No, we'd rather not do that.'"
Instead, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called the idea "an absurd discussion" and said she was "disappointed and surprised" that Trump canceled his Sept. 2-3 visit to Denmark in a tweet earlier in the day.
Trump, leaving the White House for an event in Kentucky, said Frederiksen's comments were "nasty," adding "You don't talk to the United States like that," at least during his presidency.
Greenland is a semi-autonomous territory of Denmark.
Fredericksen said the U.S. remains one of Denmark's close allies. Denmark's royals had invited Trump but the palace says they were blindsided by the tweet canceling the trip.