Former Danish official: Trump’s Greenland bid is ‘insulting’

Former Danish official: Trump’s Greenland bid is ‘insulting’


♪ ♪>>GREENLAND WAS JUST AN IDEA, JUST A THOUGHT BUT WHEN THEY SAY IT WAS ABSURD AND SAID THEY NASTY, VERY SARCASTIC WAY I SAID, WE WILL MAKE IT SOME OTHER TIME. WE WILL GO TO DENMARK. I LOVE DENMARK. I’VE BEEN TO DENMARK. WE WILL DO IT ANOTHER TIME.>>Martha: PRESIDENT TRUMP EXPLAINING WHY HE SCRAPPED HIS UPCOMING TRIP TO DENMARK TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF THE SALE OF GREENLAND, THAT DECISION WIDELY PANNED BY THE PEOPLE AND POLITICIANS WHO SPOKE OUT IN DENMARK. WATCH.>>I THINK IT’S A VERY BAD WAY OF TALKING ABOUT A COUNTRY AND ESPECIALLY THE PEOPLE OF GREENLAND. I THINK HE NEEDS TO SHOW SOME MORE RESPECT.>>HE ACTS LIKE A SPOILED CHILD. THE DANISH PUBLIC, CLEAR MESSAGES TO THE AMERICAN WORKERS, PLEASE VOTE FOR ANOTHER PRESIDENT NEXT TIME.>>Martha: MY NEXT GUEST WE DID THIS TODAY, TRUMP ASSUMES THE ANONYMOUS PART OF OUR COUNTRY IS FOR SALE ON THAT INSULTINGLY CANCELS THE VISIT THAT EVERYONE WAS PREPARING FOR. OUR PARTS FOR THE U.S. FOR SALE? ALASKA? PLEASE SHOW SOME MORE RESPECT. THE FORMER MINISTER OF BUSINESS. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO WHAT THE PRESIDENT’S? HE SAID IT WAS AN IDEA, A SUGGESTION AND HE DIDN’T EXPECT IN HIS WORDS, A NASTY RESPONSE.>>IS UNFORTUNATE THAT THERE ARE SUCH WORDS ON BOTH SIDES. IT WAS A SURPRISE TO US AND DENMARK THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD PUBLICLY RAISE THE IDEA OF BUYING GREENLAND BECAUSE NOBODY IN DENMARK OR GREENLAND HAS EVER INDICATED THAT IT WOULD BE FOR SALE. IT MIGHT’VE BEEN A GOOD IDEA TO CONSULT THE EMBASSY, ANY ONE AND THE FOREIGN MINISTRY IN THE U.S. OR SOMEONE WHO KNOWS ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS BEFORE GOING OUT WITH AN IDEA BECAUSE IT WAS HARD FOR THE PRIME MINISTER TO BLANKLEY SAY NO, THAT IS THE CASE AND IT’S NOT FOR SALE. WE DON’T WANT TO INSULT THE U.S. AND NOTHING PRESIDENT, BUT THE IDEA OF BUYING PART OF DANISH TERRITORY AND THE 50,000 PEOPLE LIVING THERE IS INSULTING BECAUSE IT’S TALKING ABOUT GREENLAND LIKE IT’S SOME KIND OF COMMODITY AND IT’S REAL PEOPLE LIVING THERE. IT’S NOT A COMMODITY, NOT FOR SALE AND IT’S INDICATING WE WOULDN’T CARE ABOUT GREENLAND AND WE DO.>>Martha: AS HE MENTIONED, MIKE POMPEO PUT OUT AN EXPRESSION OF ALLIANCE TO HIS COUNTERPART AND DENMARK TODAY SO WHAT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE TRYING TO SMOOTH THIS OVER. IT’S INTERESTING THAT 67% OF ALL ADULT GREEN LENDERS SUPPORT A VISION OF GREENLAND AS AN INDEPENDENT STATE AND THEY DO TAKE ABOUT $600 MILLION FROM THE DANISH ECONOMY IN ORDER TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES, OTHER PEOPLE AND DENMARK WHO DISAGREE? ARE PEOPLE SAY, WE DON’T NEED GREENLAND AND THEY WOULD RATHER BE ON THEIR OWN ANYWAY?>>I DON’T THINK YOU WILL FIND ALMOST ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO SELL GREENLAND. IT WOULD HAVE TO BE THERE DECISION. THEY ARE VERY INDEPENDENT. THEY HAVE THEIR OWN CULTURE AND THEIR OWN LANGUAGE. THEY ARE PART OF THE KINGDOM OF DENMARK, BUT THEY HAVE THEIR OWN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND THEY DECIDE ON THOSE MATTERS LOCALLY. THEY STILL HAVE CHOSEN TO REMAIN PART OF DENMARK BECAUSE THEY THINK THAT IS BEST FOR GREENLAND. THAT’S UP TO THEM.>>Martha: THE PRESIDENT WOULD LIKE DENMARK TO UP THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO NATO SO IT’S A FULL 2% OF YOUR GDP. DO YOU AGREE?>>I AGREE WITH THAT PERSONALLY. I’M A CONSERVATIVE MYSELF. I AGREE THAT THE U.S. SHOULDN’T PAY FOR OUR SECURITY. I THINK ALL NATO MEMBERS NEED TO SPEND MORE AND LIVE UP TO THE 2% TARGET.>>Martha: WE FOUND OUT SOMETHING YOU AGREE ON, EVERYBODY AGREES ON.

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100 thoughts on “Former Danish official: Trump’s Greenland bid is ‘insulting’”

  • first impression of rasmus puppet: leftist and gayand making false claims to greenland. hits all those intersectionality talking points. rip him a new one fox, or bengt will.

  • sorry Mr President. We can't spend more money on the military. We spend all our money on housing and feeding the many refugees who come from the Middle East. Refugees who come here because of your country's actions there.

  • olderthangranite says:

    I think it was just a random thought. Got a lot of press. PM and others are reacting. They are not just ignoring the issue. The negative reaction probably means the idea is moving along. Too bad Greenland doesn't have enough population to vote on U.S. statehood.

  • I like Trump but he seemed to have totally lost it this time. You can't buy a country like you buy a hotel. I'm starting to prefer Andrew Yang as the next president.

  • Michael Berthelsen says:

    All western countries had colonies back in the days. Only one country have colonies today, and that's Denmark. But Denmark made the good and right way to fase out the colonies. They are helping Greenland and the faeroe islands becomming more and more independend over time, and yes it costs some money. But look how other countries did it: All other just ran from their responsability, leaving undeveloped countries to civil wars, hunger and poverty, and now we can spend billions of dollars trying to clean up the mess. Denmarks method is the only way to do it and the cheapest sollution.

  • Does Trump believe that Greenland is a colony of Denmark? That Denmark can sell him the Greenlandic people? That he can buy a population, a people, as at the time of the colonial conquests? This man is crazy.

  • Chrome Chronotic says:

    Most Americans are in poverty. We can't even afford healthcare for our people but we want to buy greenland. We need Obama back. Obama was way better than trump. I love the American people. I wish our administration loved us.

  • People are missing the point. Greenland is going to be important in the near future with nature resources. They can have America buy and develop, or they can have a communist country like China, or Russia take it and not have a constitution republic with democracy. Good luck holding Greenland from either of those totalitarian countries if they decide to take it. Some people still can not see where the world is headed with China, Russia, Syria and Iran, don’t forget Turkey. Totalitarian regimes are gathering together against the west. I’m sorry that some people in the world do not want to see what is happening, but it is going to happen. These countries can get ahead of the curve and decide who they want to be in control the world.

  • Greenland is 10+ years behind with everything. It definitely wouldn't hurt the country if trump ran it. i'm from greenland btw.

  • @ 2:08
    Yes it was difficult for the Danish Prime minister to not respond and say
    'No, it's not for sale'

    But what was the
    Need for her to use such a tone in response.

  • Kimokeo Kahalewai - Troxell says:

    The tribe of Dan(Dan-ish) The mark of Dan(Dan mark) DN. Greenland is a clown blacksite for surveillance of US citizens under FVEY.

  • DAVISTA FULANI says:

    Simple answer should be , Greenland is not for sale. Why to respond in such disrespect? Trump is right. You can see the reaction of his haters being displayed by their responses.

  • Andreas Magnussen Griis says:

    I see a lot of misinformation here. ☺️ No reason to fight.

    It is insulting because they asked Denmark. Greenland got their own Government that decide those matters. It is kinda like asking the US to sell Israel. Instead of asking Israel.

    Not only that but the Greenlandic people. The Thule people, is the only Native American people to have their own government, and national language… to treat them like goods to be sold, by asking European Denmark, instead of Greenland is really offensive. 😅

    Denmark was terrible like the US to it’s Native American population once… but unlike the US Denmark tries to make up for it. Giving them cash to rebuild their nation, giving them their land back, self rule. They can leave Denmark when they want however.

    It is an attack on those efforts, reparations, and the self rule on Greenland, to treat their old colonial aggressors as the masters of their land.

    Denmark can not let that stand. As they seek to give back what was once taken, and treat Greenland as equals. 😅

  • Maybe a well-to-do Scandinavian nation like Norway should inquire about buying California. California is a mess with devastating fires, rampant homelessness, gang warfare, outbreaks of a variety of diseases and public service unions draining the shrinking middle class.

  • Frenchie lover says:

    Please! Everything is for sale! They probably are waiting for the best offer. They want to compare the little land like a place that has hundreds of millions. They are so independent that they need handouts for existence! 🤣 but no we don’t need you help. We should remember that for the future 👌🏽

  • It was getting weird Fox just defending unconditionally anything this dude Donald does or says, nice to see they don’t align with some of his stupid stunts

  • Are parts of America for sale ? Yes , San Francisco amongst other areas, as a massive garbage dump. Already up and running.

  • Denmark agrees that they should pay their fair share of NATO? So when will they start paying? News anchors Never ask the follow up question! Why? Trump asks Denmark to pay what they agreed too, but Denmark has to pay $700 million to Greenland each year so Greenland can survive and can't afford to pay NATO! TRUMP IS A REALISTIC BUSINESSMAN GIVING DENMARK A WAY OUT! All Denmark PM had to say was no thanks, instead She said People are not for sale in this day and age and this offer was insulting and insane! Ok, pay your fair share to NATO, BECAUSE IN THIS DAY AND AGE, AGREEMENTS SHOULD BE HONORED INSTEAD OF TRYING TO GET SOMETHING FOR NOTHING! IT'S A MIRACLE DENMARK CAN AFFORD ANYTHING WITH FREE HEALTHCARE, GUARANTEED MONTHLY INCOME FOR ALL IT'S PEOPLE, CITIZENS OR NON CITIZENS, WORKING OR NON WORKING! A TRUELY SOCIALIST SOCIETY IN DEBT UP TO THEIR OUTRAGED MOUTH!

  • Denmark is wallowing in debt, corruption and licentiousness.
    I doubt that he just did this without speaking to them first. President Trump knows how this game is played better than most. My guess about what really happened?
    At first, Denmark realized that it was a God-send, then the EU climbed all over them.
    He would not have scheduled a trip to discuss it if it was just an off-hand remark. They be the ones doing the insulting.
    President Trump's offer would have given them a new breath of life. Live and let die, Denmark. Let the EU continue to prop up their hedonism, let's see how they do.

  • Maurice Harting says:

    Greenland is not a place many would visit for it is a cold miserable place and Denmark is losing lots of money keeping it. The only reason why President Trump is interested in it is for military strategic reasons since it already has a military base there.
    Now if Denmark is not interested in selling Greenland that is fine, but at least be more polite in your response to President Trump … the Danish leader was rude!

  • Has it been that long ago Denmark approached us trade to Virgin Islands for recognition of Greenland America really is getting dummy down

  • Greenland, I think there is more to this Greenland than we know, he just don't make slip ups. He is letting someone knows he knows what ever they think they got hide he know about it

  • Proud Deplorable says:

    This PM is insulting. Denmark should pay their fair share of Nato. Better yet, stop protecting them and let the commies take their motherland and we just take Greenland for free.

  • ReReminiscence says:

    You know what is insulting ppl not pulling their weight when they agree to a certain % of spending for their own security …

  • Why get insulted over Trumps interest in buying Greenland? I am complimented when someone is interested in my property. I believe Denmark/Greenland is over reacting. It’s a shame they have insulted our president over his interest in their beautiful property.

  • BcA - Biciclind cu Axel says:

    Dear USA, why not buy England instead? We , Europeans are even willing to even give you some extra cash just to take it away ! TY ! Call ME ! 😀

  • I don't get why people are caught up over whether or not buying Greenland is absurd. Yeah, it's offensive and absurd to think you can just randomly buy land that so many people live in. But Trump being absurd and offensive is nothing new.The absurdity of it is the least concerning thing about this. What's worrisome is that a U.S. president cancelled a diplomatic trip because someone hurt his feelings and told him he couldn't have something. Not surprising, but definitely alarming.

  • I thought Mexico was paying for the wall. Today Trump tweeted “I hereby order American companies in China to come home “ The man is a 73 year old goofball whose than the 75 year Biden. What the hell. Get somebody younger. Reagan didn’t know what he was doing his last. Why are we electing old geezors

  • jakeforrest2018 says:

    I am danish and I wouldn’t mind selling Greenland.

    The inhabitants (56.000) hate us, as a drug addict hates his pusher (we pay them $700 million a year) They are like immature teenagers, that haven’t moved out, and hate their parents for making decisions on their behalf. They want the money AND independence, and hate Denmark for not providing that utopia !

    Greenland has two permanent seats in the danish parliament and has outsmarted former danish governments, by being the “final vote” in many cases unrelated to Greenland, but enabling them to get better “deals” than what their size (in population) would justify.

    So right now the case is so: Greenland receives subsidies annually ($700 million), is an autonomous region with own parliament since 2009 and can at any moment chose to say “goodbye” to Denmark, and keep all the values in the underground, with no regards to the astronomical amount of money sent to them throughout the years.

    Fortunately (or unfortunately for Greenland) a recent report stated that in order to receive the same surplus as they receive today, it would require 26 full scale mines in full operation to generate that ! That report sort of killed the idea of independence ! But the hate remains….

  • Please stop being hysteric for every thing, our President think as a business man as he is, not as a politician. When you are going to understand it?

  • "WE CHOOSE to be an independent country that dont need no Superpower!"☝️☝️☝️

    5 weeks after U.S. trade embargo/sanctions
    🇬🇱💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀🇬🇱

  • Who is America says:

    We could discuss, at quite some length, how balls to the wall insane it is that the US President ditched a meticulously planned state visit over an idea so absurd that most people thought it was a joke before eventually realising he was serious

  • Hmm uh yeah 5 -10 trillion in currency to buy Green land is insulting ? How do they figure ? Why would Denmark want to rebuild their whole country 10 times over with that much money anyway for a land mass like Greenland they've squandered , and are bleeding 700 Million dollars to maintain every year ? Hahahaha Frankly the Danish government is insulting .

    US has the capability to buy Green land easily . US doesnt need to sell their land or have to as US is a financial superpower , Denmark isnt .US has many suitors that would love to become the 51 state of US .For a Danish parliament member to be so naive to the advantages of a US purchase of Greenland just for Military reasons alone is rediculous . For Denmark to compare themselves financially to US Is highly insulting .

  • Trump: "They said buying Greenland is 'abzurd'…" "ABZURD:"… *"ABZURD"*…

    My thought is that Denmark isn't interested in selling Greenland to a president who doesn't even know how to pronounce fairly common words in his own native language.

  • Патрикей Маринович says:

    What a silly, conceited and infantile little man.
    Good for Denmark that this oaf cancelled his visit. Such a waste of everybodies time even listening to him.

  • This reminds me of a little child I saw today at the supermarket. The child wanted some candy, he was told no by his mom and then threw a tantrum. Trump wanted to buy Greenland, he was told no, and then he cancelled his visit because he was angry 😂
    But I’m actually quite happy, cause I didn’t even want him here in the first place
    – From a danish citizen

  • Rasmus Jarlov is a snowflake, easily insulted. He is also a former, who for some reason thinks he is entitled to pull the victim card on behalf of Greenland and Denmark.

  • Greenland belongs to the people of greenland and the Danes period ,the Danish empire has shrunk so much so far and its causing arguments between my girlfriend in cph and me in the US .The US tried to buy greenland in the past and the answer was no. Plus we already lease land there anyhow .

  • "$50 billion." – "How dare you? Not for sale, how ABSURD!" – "$200 billion" – "You are insulting us, it is an independent region." – "$500 billion, citizenship and Social Security for all Greenlanders." – "Greenland has sent us a delegation, formally refusing." – (China bids $1.5 trillion) – "The Greenland delegation has discussed with the Danish Parliament but our official position remains that Greenland is not for sale." – (US bids $2.2 trillion over 20 years with $500K for each resident, all to be full US citizens immediately, Greenland to be the 51st US State) – "This is a great day for Denmark, Greenland, and the United States, we look forward to completion of this historic transition, and renewed cooperation moving forward into the 22nd century!"

  • I am Danish. Good friends tell good friends when their house is on fire.

    PLEASE get Trump out of the WH. In a strayjacket or to Guantanamo for treason. ONLY one laughing atm is PUTIN..for an investment smaller than the engine of a destroyer he has sown massive division in US and in the modern western world. Whatever your polls show u should brace for impact. Putin is going to invest more next time.

  • America was Cyber attached by Russia in 2016. Russia won the Cyber battle, and installed Trump in the Whitehouse. If Trump wins in 2020, Russia wins the Cyber War. The USA will be history.

  • The majority of Americans voted for Clinton in 2016. Trump lost the popular vote. In the USA the Electoral College appoints the election looser as President. Trump is the most widely dispised President in US history.

  • 1. Donald trump thinks that EU is an country and then he thinks denmark is a city and now he thinks Greenland is a part of DENMARK?! and danish and trying to purchase it like how did he even become a president when he is so stupid

  • Trump is triggering the deep state drug trafficking clowns!! Just wait til you discover what has been going on!!! Leftist lib bird brains are being awakened AGAIN😀😀

  • Greenland is ours if we want it. The entire population will be gone in twenty years because they're all very old and have no kids.

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