President Donald Trump on Wednesday complained about purportedly being treated poorly by the Danish government for its refusal to sell him Greenland.
As PBS News' Yamiche Alcindor reports, Trump told reporters that he was upset at the way Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has handled his overtures to purchase Greenland.
"I thought it was a very not nice way of saying I can’t buy Greenland," the president complained, according to Alcindor. "They could have just told me no. You don’t talk to the United States like that at least under me."
President Trump on Greenland and cancelling trip to Denmark: I thought it was a very not nice way of saying I can’t… https://t.co/Nacop8TJkv— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche Alcindor)1566402553.0
Trump's tantrum at a staunch American ally earned him instant ridicule on Twitter -- check out some of the reactions below.
@jeffmason1 @Acosta Toddler-in-Chief.— Michelle 🥃 (@Michelle 🥃)1566402594.0
@Yamiche How many different levels of privilege did he hit in that one statement?— D.M. (@D.M.)1566402639.0
@Yamiche Wow, just bizarre. Real househusband of the Beltway.— Matty Speth🇺🇲 (@Matty Speth🇺🇲)1566402661.0
@Yamiche @NewsHour Trump: “You don’t talk to the United States like that at least under me.” Prime Minister of Denm… https://t.co/VRCDCBo7Em— Niecy (@ 🏠) (@Niecy (@ 🏠))1566403322.0
@jeffmason1 @Acosta Everything is is not abject fawning adulation of Trump is “not nice” or “mean”. Never has such power had such thin skin— JoeAmerica 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@JoeAmerica 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸)1566402665.0