Trump Wants to Buy Greenland

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( — August 16, 2019) — The US President Donald Trump would like to expand America: He wants to buy Greenland, which belongs to the Kingdom of Denmark, The Guardian reports.

Trump hired advisers to examine the possibility of purchasing the territory, and he asked for the opinion of the White House leadership, but the views on the seriousness of Trump’s inquiries about Greenland are varied.

Greenland is an ice covered island within the Kingdom of Denmark, covering an area of 2,166,086 square kilometers.

Trump’s inquiries about the island that is otherwise in continental North America have come across loud reactions on Twitter, and especially those of a humorous nature.

However, unlikely it may sound, buying Greenland is not a fantasy.

Donald Trump is not the first American president to have this intention. In 1946, US President Harry Truman tried to buy Greenland for $ 100 million.

The United States has so far acquired one significant territory from Denmark in 1917, which is today called the Virgin Islands.

In terms of current relations with the Danish country, the U.S. military has a large air base in the northwest of the island.

The fact is that Denmark is struggling with a financing model for Greenland that enjoys high autonomy.

Interestingly, Trump is going on an official visit to Denmark in September, but it is unknown if Greenland will be one of the possible topics discussed there.

Floating the thought of the US buying the island, the US President asked the other guests: “What do you guys think about that?”

What Denmark thinks about that is in itself not at all clear. The Guardian asked the Danish embassy in Washington for a comment but did not receive an immediate response.

Greenland is an autonomous country of the Kingdom of Denmark, located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.