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Old 12th August 2019, 05:38 AM   #161
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Anti-Trump rallies in Copenhagen:

Preparing the protest rally against Trump (Arbejderen, Aug. 5-6, 2019)
Trump will be met by protesters in Copenhagen (Arbejderen, Aug. 9, 2019)
Trump hates the gigantic balloon baby - now it follows him to Denmark (TV2, Aug. 4, 2019)
Trump Baby Denmark
The demonstration will probably start in front of the U.S. embassy and end at the Christiansborg Castle, the seat of the Danish parliament.
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Old 12th August 2019, 05:51 AM   #162
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You've been very clear about this. The time for discussion is over. The time for name calling is now.

HTH. HAND!
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Old 12th August 2019, 11:08 PM   #163
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Name-calling?! You mean like this??? (Wikipedia)
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Old 12th August 2019, 11:32 PM   #164
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Dear Mr. Donald J. Trump, We are so happy that you got our message, and will come visit Denmark on September 2nd (Natholdet, Aug. 2, 2019)

Copenhagen gearing up for monster demo against Trump - US president can expect a ‘warm’ welcome when he hits Denmark next month (CPH Post, Aug. 6, 2019)

America first, Denmark second:

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Old 16th August 2019, 01:11 PM   #165
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So now we know why Trump is so interested in visiting Denmark! Somebody must have told him about the queen of Greenland!

Amerikanske medier: Trump er interesseret i at købe Grønland (DR.dk, Aug. 16, 2019)
Trump inquires about US buying Greenland, but it's not for sale (CNN, Aug. 16, 2019)

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Mr. Trump has … repeatedly expressed interest in buying the ice-covered autonomous Danish territory between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans. In meetings, at dinners and in passing conversations, Mr. Trump has asked advisers whether the U.S. can acquire Greenland.
President Trump Eyes a New Real-Estate Purchase: Greenland (WSJ, Aug. 16, 2019)

This one's really funny!
MSNBC: Stop Pranking Donald Trump with Ideas about Buying Greenland
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Old 17th August 2019, 08:31 AM   #166
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Denmark Offers to Buy U.S.

MP from Greenland rejects Trump: He would ruin our welfare state (DR.dk, Aug. 16, 2019)

The Ring of Fire: Danish Politicians Mock Trump As Crazy Over His Idea To Buy Greenland
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If Denmark’s bid for the United States is accepted, the Scandinavian nation has ambitious plans for its new acquisition. “We believe that, by giving the U.S. an educational system and national health care, it could be transformed from a vast land mass into a great nation,” the spokesperson said.
Denmark offers to buy U.S. (The New Yorker, Aug. 16, 2019)
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"The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions." K. Marx
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Old 17th August 2019, 09:18 AM   #167
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Given the population of 50k and the value to the US, this seems like a trivial vote.....vote to join the US and each resident receives one million dollars.

50 billion dollar deal.
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Old Yesterday, 12:54 AM   #168
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Yes, $50 billion would be cheap, but you have to consider the risk of a war with Denmark!
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Old Yesterday, 05:30 AM   #169
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Across the political spectrum, Danish politicians were quick to dismiss Trump's hypothetical proposal as both impossible and insulting. Some tried to get a laugh in at the president's expense. Lars Løkke Rasmussen, a two-time former Prime Minister and current leader of the opposition Liberal Party tweeted, "It must be an April Fool's Day joke ... but totally out of [season]!". His party is usually seen as a proponent of the Danish alliance with the United States.
Trump, the divider, unites Denmark against sale of Greenland (CNN, Aug. 17, 2019)

Greenland has long been a bargaining chip between the US and Denmark (CNN, Aug. 18, 2019)
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