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.

100 Replies to “Former Danish official: Trump’s Greenland bid is ‘insulting’

  1. America could trade it for California, Arizone, New Mexico and Texas and let the Danes take care of the Mexicans! 😂

  2. Denmark a bunch of socialist Euro trash we have enough liberals in our country than bringing in another 65K to vote for Democrats.

  3. Buying Greenland has been on the US. table multiple times since the early 1900’s. Why didn’t denmark react like this back then? So it’s Denmark’s choice what happens to Greenland, is that not colonialism? I wonder what the people of Greenland are thinking 🤔 stick to a distant socialist Denmark or create strong allied relationship with the closest and only free nation in the world (it’s neighbor) mmmmm….

  4. Trump is moronic and desperately wants respect but does things that only lose him respect. He's nasty with his allies but like a puppy dog with Putin or Kim. What next? Perhaps he'll try to buy Labrador from Canada. Maybe an invasion of Greenland.

  5. Pay your NATO fees… Who pays to defend Greenland and Denmark? The USA. China wants to build in Greenland, and look how they treat there own country, worst polluters in the world.

  6. We all know why Trump wants Greenland… it's close to Russia.
    Remember what happened when Russia tried to set up missiles in Cuba in the 60s? Kennedy threatened nuclear war!!!
    Trump could start up the Cold War again with his idiocy!!!

  7. You have to start somewhere. And so we did. However, the Dains are insulting and their tone is disappointing. After all, we are all brothers and sisters on this planet earth. It's getting to the point where the BIBLE should be set in the Center of the table so everyone can get and deliver a civilized tone. Looking around Greenland. Esthetically I have seen Land-Fills that look more attractive.

  8. Fox News proves they are as bad as MSNBC and CNN time and time again. OAN is the only news organization on television and internet both that is actually decent.

  9. Denmark never indicated the Virgin Islands were for sale. But we bailed you out of financial ruin then. AND suggested buying greenland then. Now you're just trying to act like you dont need the money when WE PAY TO DEFEND YOU! We build your military, you use our IP, we pay for your well being in NATO and UN then you act like were equal countries and we need to sell Alaska to maintain the best dollar on the planet? LOL YOU ARE NOT EQUAL TO AMERICA GET IT THROUGH YOUR HEAD. YOU ARE 1% AS GREAT AS AMERICA!!!!!!!

  10. Who the hell said anything selling people?! It was a discussion over land, stop putting words in Trump’s mouth trying to make him out to be something he’s not!

  11. 2:00 Telling trump how to go about trying to buy greenland?! You are obviously dumb. Trump rolled out the Space Force in the same fashion. Now Space X is helping trump build the infrastructure in space for the space force. Dont tell Trump how to speak tis is a brilliant man doing brilliant things. You dont dare tell him how to operate. THIS is how he gets stuff done you moron!!!!!!!

  12. Suggesting buying parts of Danish territory is insulting……. TELL THAT TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS!!!!
    That was danish territory you sold us……. It was closer to us.. LIKE GREENLAND

  13. Crybaby Danish politicians. I wonder if Denmark is like the U.S. where the people are trying to demand nationalist policy while the poli's are lackeys of the global elite, screwing the Danish people.

  14. Just a Dane visiting. I find the comment section highly humorous. People trying to compare the politics of Denmark and the US is especially funny. 😄

  15. OK, maybe it was ill-advised for Mr Trump to inquire about buying Greenland but it was really funny. He didn't say he was going to buy Greenland, he just wanted to know if it was possible. After all, we bought Alaska from Russia, so it isn't impossible for such a thing to happen, and like I said, IT WAS FUNNY!

  16. we will buy it…put a sold sign on it…i love how the media goes apoplectic. trump sits rent free in all of these snowflakes minds…

  17. It would not be possible to sell Greenland without a constitutional amendment. Which means being approved by the presently elected parliament, then approval by a newly elected parliament, and final approval by a public referendum. The referendum must not only secure a majority among the people voting, but that majority must constitute at least 40% of eligible voters. So not at all easy.

    Denmark is also not in the business of selling Greenland, without asking them first. An attempt to do so, would break all agreements between the two, and be an undemocratic ***** move. So the Greenland homerule would have to agree, and also it’s people. A large minority of Greenlands population have Danish ancestry, and the native population gets massive financial help from Denmark (including free healthcare and education). So again, very difficult. Especially since the US have a history of neglecting their overseas dependencies.

    So yes, absurd is the right word. Which mr Trumps advisers could have told him, if he listened to them.

    However we in Denmark would like to strengthen our arctic presence. So how much would it take to buy Alaska. I mean it is strategically important and full of natural resources.

  18. It's not a commodity…. Lol. That's why they have China in there mining or drilling. Trump was just looking at it from a business sense. If it's full of resources, why not try to buy it, so other countries can't get in there. It would be no different than buying Alaska.

  19. How many African migrants has Greenland taken in? End Greenland apartheid now. Trump mist liberate Greenland from apartheid of the Danish.

  20. Has Trump lost his mind? He insults one of americas allies, he declares himself king of isreal, the chosen one…

  21. Denmark is losing 750 Mil. a year in Greenland. I am sure Trump can find a productive use for Greenland! And President Trump is trolling the E.U. and now Denmark too! Keep America Great!

  22. These morons are running our country. They make me sick. And why haven’t you talked to prime minister Frederiksen? She promised a lot to the danish people before the newly held election but what did she do? She flipped as soon as she sat her but in the chair. Disqusting🤮🇩🇰🇩🇰🇩🇰

  23. I actually have to disagree with this Danish PM; folks in Denmark actually were talking about how Greenland was a “burden” so Trump in his usual style basically asked one of his staffers if that is even possible.. and because he mentioned that all y’all are insinuating & insulting

  24. It is unfortunate that in this day and age the people of Denmark should view themselves like royalty. Stuffed shirts.

  25. omg
    make Greenland great again…
    how can you have such an idiot as your president..
    maybe Disneyland or Legoland is up for sale..

  26. If I was Danish I would have offered a swap for Hawaii…it can get cold in Denmark and having Pacific Islands would be great during Winter…And they'd ban guns and bring in free health care…maybe the Hawaiians should be asked…

  27. Why don't you lease out Greenland to USA? Say, for 10, 20, 50 years. I'd ask the Russians and China too who offers more.

  28. The U.S. buying Greenland vs South Africa being STOLEN by INVASION from the Bantu tribe. Yah, I would go with the U.S. any day…

  29. Here is the president of the United States of America!!! How desperate the heads of countries are to deal with this piece of shame. A very very big god is necessary to resolve this disaster.

  30. How is it insulting? We bought Alaska from Russia, didn't we? I don't understand why we must remain static, why can't we do some of the things we've done in the past? Why did we have to stop at 50 states? Oh sht – Denmark telling us to vote for what, Leftist nuts who will ruin our country, like the ruined Europe?

  31. Doesn’t she know trump? Trump has no respect for anyone not even Americans. Trump is disgraceful. Trump made the U.S a laughing stock of the world.

  32. A conservative of the Danish parliament is the equivalent of Barrack Obama circa 2014. There are no conservatives in Denmark… just Communists, Marxists and Socialists 👎🏽

  33. Just a thought, but, if they are losing 700 million a year, well, then , take a deal. He was just joking with them, you get leftists in a rile. It's funny. Denmark is full of dying leftist Marxists that have sold out their culture and society by obeying leftist propaganda. Hahaha. Denmark is an insult to themselves with obeying massive Marxists migration programs designed to make them feel guilty and breed themselves out by dysgenics. Hell, I even know the communist program being forced on them, but their government doesn't. It's funny how bureaucrats from other nations can't or don't even see the fascist communist program's and propaganda being deployed on them. Well, the Danish will die off as the marxists want all the while calling them racists if they don't accept their people and culture being bred out as their leftists cultural suicidal marxists lay out the red carpet for it.

  34. Greenland is not their land. Denmark aquired it by force as well. It was a colonial move. And now the US takes it away from them.

  35. SURE GREENLAND HAS RESOURCES THAT NEED TO BE TAKE OUT OF THE GROUND WHICH WOULD COST $?????? !!!
    WHY THE F WOULD GREENLAND WANT TO BE SOLD TO US ( AMERICA ) ??? !!! DENMARK GIVES THEM OVER $600 M
    SO THEY CAN LIVE & NOT WORK TOO HARD !!! WE BUY THEM OUT THEY WOULD NEED TO WORK HARD TO LIVE WELL !!!

  36. LOL that ugly dude, in the beginnig, from Denmark, was planning a protest aginst Trump, and is a Socialist pussie.
    Imagine AOC+Omar in one person, then you get the picture.

  37. I’m sorry Americans, but I can’t with your president! Saying we’re nasty, just because he doesn’t get what he want!

  38. Im from Holland..quite close to Denmark..Foxnews is propoganda..her pro Trump questions..its just stupidity. FOX is making the US look incredibly stupid😂

  39. Hay !Greenland needs Help ! we throw out the the bone ! any one want to help Greenland ? Any takers ? I dont think so .

  40. Hey dude, chill out and read some of your own countries history before you reveal to the world how ignorant of fact you are.

  41. He "assumed" nothing. He merely made a mention of it. As others before him had. For the mere suggestion they had a melt down. At least they offered. NOW the USA can just take it by stating it was required for national security and for its strategic value. Denmark can do WHAT about that? Complain to UN? Issue a nasty "tweet"?

  42. Ankie

    för 4 minuter sedan (redigerad)

    Trump,a classic narcissist:Grandiose sense of self-importance. …

    Lives in a fantasy world that supports their delusions of grandeur. …

    Needs constant praise and admiration. …

    Sense of entitlement. …

    Exploits others without guilt or shame. …

    Frequently demeans, intimidates, bullies, or belittles others.

  43. FOX will always search the bottom of the toilet to find some turd that will say something bad about Trump. Who cares how irrelevant they are. As long as they will say something bad about Trump. Because FOX is "conservative" after all. Its why they also allow Juan Williams to have a platform at the end of every "The Five", to push his nonsense. Don't forget Donna "I'm really a CNN shill" Brazile is also peppered in there now to help the conservative voter make their mind up.

  44. No bid was made so there's no need to feel insulted. By the way, you Danes are delinquent on your payment to NATO. It's time to pay your fair share or fend for yourselves and kiss your social programs goodbye!

  45. I mean, Trump just floated the idea in some meetings because someone else suggested it to him, it leaked to the press, he was asked about it, he said its not a priority but maybe not a bad idea, the Danes got indignant about it and were insulting, then Trump felt insulted and decided not to deal with them. This is an example of the media actually harming foreign relations. But I have to say, I live in a Nordic country and the people here suck. Many have anti-American views even though they benefit in a one-sided way from us. And if Trump went he probably would have just been insulted by the public, like when he went to Finland. We really should just leave NATO.

  46. I wonder if Trump knows that Greenland/Denmark is a European type of social democracy, minimum wage is about $20US/hr, healthcare is provided through a national system, education is free, taxes are around @22% and the VAT is @25%, and climate change is considered a very serious issue. Basically, Greenland is everything Trump hates!

  47. The queen does real estate deals not the dopes in parliament. They have nothing to do with physical land (common law). Fools. You will be circumvented. Mark my words

  48. It was a primitive idea to buy a country with people on it. That would like buying GM and expecting to own the people. People that have governments, Greenland has a constitutional monarchy, would be asked first if they want to join another country.

  49. The United States is the owner of the European Union, and the European Union is one of the dogs in the United States.

  50. Trump does something stupid (which is most of the times) righties see it as a funny joke
    Tump starts hate righties blame everything on lefties …..gosh this whole game is a kindergarten playground 🤼

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *