COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to cancel a visit to Denmark next month after the prime minister described his plan to buy Greenland as absurd took the Danish royal palace by surprise, a spokeswoman said today.
Lene Balleby told The Associated Press today that the news was a surprise to the royal household, which formally had invited Trump to visit Denmark Sep. 2 and 3 as part of a European trip. She had no further comments.
Trump announced his decision by tweet after the Danish prime minister dismissed the notion of selling the semi-autonomous territory to the U.S. as an absurd discussion.
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