“Essentially it’s a large real estate deal. A lot of things can be done. It’s hurting Denmark very badly because they’re losing almost $700 million a year carrying it,” he said. “So, they carry it at great loss, and strategically for the United States, it would be nice. And, we’re a big ally of Denmark and we help Denmark, and we protect Denmark,” Trump said. “We see it as an expression of greater interest in investing in our country and the possibilities we offer,” Greenland’s government said last week. “Of course, Greenland is not for sale,” they also said.
Things developed and Danish Prime Minister called Donald Trump’s interest in buying Greenland “absurd.” “Greenland is not for sale. Greenland is not Danish. Greenland belongs to Greenland,” Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Sunday told to media. In fact, Greenland is an autonomous Danish territory. “(Greenland Premier) Kim Kielsen has of course made it clear that Greenland is not for sale. That’s where the conversation ends,” she said. The United States tried to previously buy Greenland. In 1867, Secretary of State William Seward showed interest in purchasing the island. The ideea came back in 1946 under President Harry Truman.