Pres. Trump: relations have improved with Denmark’s prime minister

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UPDATED 12:10 PM PST – Sat. August 24, 2019

President Trump said relations have improved with Denmark’s prime minister, after she reportedly insulted the U.S. for its offer on Greenland.

On Friday, the president revealed he had a great conversation with Mette Frederiksen, saying he appreciated her initiative to put a call in to speak with him.

Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen makes a comment on US President’s cancellation of his scheduled State Visit, in front of the State Department in Copenhagen, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. U.S. President Trump announced his decision to postpone a visit to Denmark by tweet on Tuesday Aug. 20, 2019, after Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen dismissed the notion of selling Greenland to the U.S. as “an absurd discussion.” (Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix)

He called her a very nice woman, and said the U.S. has a very good relationship with Denmark. His  remarks comes after he noted things were tense when Frederiksen called his offer to buy Greenland from Denmark,”absurd.”

“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,” President Trump told reporters. “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.”

After the conversation with Frederiksen, the president stated they have agreed to speak at a later date.