Trump LOSES IT on Denmark’s Prime Minister in rant over Greenland

Denmark—I looked forward to going but I
thought that the prime minister’s statement that it was absurd—that it was an absurd
idea, I thought it was nasty, I thought it was an inappropriate statement. All she had to do was 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’ve 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 1900s. But Harry Truman very strongly thought it
was a good idea. I think it’s a good idea because Denmark
is losing $700 million a year with it. It doesn’t do them any good, but all they
had to do was say, “No we’d rather not do that” or “we’d rather not talk about
it.” You 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
let him land in the Philippines, when they treated him so badly in 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.” We are now several weeks into a news cycle
in which the president of the United States is still trying to buy part of another sovereign
nation in 2019. And this is the part where the prime minister
of said country tells Donald Trump no… you can’t …have part of our kingdom… and
Donald Trump throws a tantrum. And just to show how far and how fast we can
fall in the age of Trump, his tweet yesterday CANCELING HIS TRIP TO DENMARK BECAUSE HE COULDN’T
BUY GREENLAND FROM THEM …actually seemed RATIONAL compared to today. He wrote, “Denmark is a very special country
with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that
she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing
our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time…. The Prime Minister was able to save a great
deal of expense and effort for both the United States and Denmark by being so direct. I thank her for that and look forward to rescheduling
sometime in the future!” And so it was a pretty stunning about face
when Trump opted today to take a more aggressive approach, even going so far as to call the
prime minister’s response no longer direct, but nasty. And we’ve heard the word “nasty” before. Trump has used it to describe Nancy Pelosi,
Meghan Markle, Kamala Harris, the mayor of San Juan, Hillary Clinton, and Elizabeth Warren. I wonder what all of those PEOPLE have in
common. The fact is that Trump doesn’t know how
to deal with strong women. He subscribes to this archaic notion of masculinity
where you have to beat your chest and show everyone just how tough you are, which is
why, despite pretending yesterday in his tweet that he appreciated her directness, he turned
around today – after being the butt of a slew of self-inflicted jokes all night – and
said, everyone’s laughing at me, better lash out at this woman who I feel slighted
by. This whole thing is because Trump has a delicate
ego and it’s been bruised. Which is especially ironic, considering it
was Trump who painted HILLARY as too emotional to be president. There’s also the fact that Obama has scheduled
a visit to Denmark on September 28, just 5 days after Trump was slated to arrive. And while Trump can’t even travel to AMERICAN
cities without being followed by massive protests, his popularity is even WORSE internationally. In Denmark specifically, their views on US
leadership have plummeted 26% since Trump took office. So the prospect of not only a lukewarm welcome
and possibly protests, but having that coupled with comparisons of Obama being greeted with
open arms only a few days later, would absolutely be enough to send Trump into a tailspin. And if you don’t think Trump would be that
petty, consider the fact that he literally invoked Obama DURING his answer to this very
question about the prime minister of Greenland— You don’t talk to the United States that
way. At least under me. Now, President Obama– And look, there’s just as good a chance
that this is to distract from an absolute onslaught of different scandals, from the
fact that the majority of congresspeople in the House now support an impeachment inquiry,
from the crimes against humanity on the southern border, or from his complete cowardice when
it comes to taking on the NRA in the face of daily mass shootings. But to use an ally as a distraction, the same
ally, mind you, that sent 43 service members to die in the American-led mission in Afghanistan,
that sent 7 to die in Iraq, is low even for Trump. That he is literally willing to upend our
long-held relationships with other allied nations around the world to insulate himself
or distract from a bad news story goes to show that there is no limit to what Trump
will set on fire to protect himself.

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