COPENHAGEN, Aug 21:  U.S. President Donald Trump’s 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 Wednesday.

HELHEIM GLACIER, August 21: This is where Earth’s refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise.

WASHINGTON, Aug 21: Two days after he said buying Greenland wasn’t a top priority, President Donald Trump canceled an upcoming trip to Denmark, which owns the mostly frozen island, after its prime minister dismissed the idea.

LONDON, May 9: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has canceled a visit to Greenland to return to Washington amid an escalation of tensions with Iran.