A very not nice way of saying something

Let’s see what this looks like to people not drinking the water over here.

Trump has called the Danish leader “nasty” after she rebuffed his idea of buying Greenland.

He lashed out hours after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said she was “sorry” that Mr Trump had abruptly called off a state visit to Denmark.

She has dismissed the suggestion of such a land deal as “absurd”.

Queen Margrethe II invited Mr Trump to visit Denmark on 2 September, and the manner of his cancellation has caused dismay in the Scandinavian nation.

We pride ourselves on our rudeness.

Our rudeness. Not other people’s. We get to be rude; other people don’t. Understood?

Mr Trump told reporters on the White House lawn on Wednesday afternoon that Ms Frederiksen had made a “nasty and inappropriate statement”.

That’s so shocking, especially to a punctilious and invariably polite man like Donald Trump.

“I thought it was a very not nice way of saying something,” he said.

“They could have just told me no. All they had to say was we’d rather not do that. Don’t say, what an absurd idea that would be.”

Indeed, especially since Trump never ever calls the plans or suggestions of other heads of state any harsh names. He’s such a polite generous kind man, how could any colleague call it absurd for him to ask one country to sell him another country? It’s just mean.

“It was not a nice statement, the way she blew me off,” the US president added.

Joking aside…this is why I wish I could stamp on his face wearing heavy boots, if only for a second. This wildly narcissistic pouting coupled with his endless flow of trash aimed at everyone else including fellow heads of state. (Remember when he threw a Starburst candy in Merkel’s face? Remember when he shoved the prime minister of Montenegro out of his way?) This grotesquely self-loving demand for politeness to himself that he never exercises toward anyone else. It makes me crazy.

The Beeb takes us back a few days to explain how we got here.

Mr Trump had earlier confirmed reports that he was interested in buying Greenland. When asked on Sunday if he would consider trading a US territory for the island, he replied: “Well, a lot of things could be done.”

“Essentially it’s a large real estate deal,” he said.

Which is quite true, if you don’t believe in the existence of other people.

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