Donald Trump postpones meeting with Danish PM over Greenland purchase

President Donald Trump says he's postponing his scheduled meeting with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen in two weeks because of her lack of interest in his offer to purchase Greenland.

"Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen's comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time," he said on Twitter.

"The Prime Minister was able to save a great deal of expense and effort for both the United States and Denmark by being so direct. I thank her for that and look forward to rescheduling sometime in the future!"

"Thankfully, the time where you buy and sell other countries and populations is over. Let's leave it there," Frederiksen said in response to the suggestion, AP reports.

She also called the idea "absurd" and said she hopes it's not something that is being seriously pursued.

Trump, who is due to visit Copenhagen early next month, did not make clear if he was cancelling the trip altogether.