‘Greenland is not for sale’ – Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen tells president Trump

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Prime Minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen on Sunday responded to President Trump’s curiosity within the U.S. shopping for Greenland.

“Greenland is not for sale. Greenland is not Danish. Greenland belongs to Greenland. I strongly hope that this is not meant seriously,” Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen advised the newspaper Sermitsiaq throughout a go to to Greenland.

According to Reuters, President Trump advised reporters on Sunday that he had just lately mentioned the potential for shopping for Greenland for the U.S, confirming the information which went viral final week.

“The concept came up and …strategically it’s interesting,” Trump advised reporters from the tarmac in Morristown, New Jersey, as he ready to board Air Force One.

“It is not No.1 on the burner; I can tell you that.”

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Larry Kudlow, White House financial adviser had said earlier this week that President Trump privately mentioned along with his advisers the thought of shopping for Greenland.

“I don’t want to predict an outcome. I’m just saying the president, who knows a thing or two about buying real estate, wants to take a look at a Greenland purchase,” Kudlow advised Fox News.

Kudlow mentioned the scenario was “developing” and famous that U.S. President Harry Truman additionally had wished to purchase Greenland.

“And Denmark owns Greenland, Denmark is an ally, Greenland is a strategic place, up there. And they’ve got a lot of valuable minerals,” Kudlow added.

“It’s an absurd discussion, and Kim Kielsen has of course made it clear that Greenland is not for sale. That’s where the conversation ends,” Danish Prime Minister advised the Danish broadcaster DR.

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Greenland’s overseas minister, Ane Lone Bagger, had advised Reuters on Friday: “We are open for business, but we’re not for sale.”

Although President Trump mentioned Sunday that purchasing Greenland isn’t “No. 1 on the burner” he quipped that Denmark might want the US to take the world’s greatest island off its palms to save cash.

“Well Greenland, I don’t know, it got released somehow, it’s just something we talked about,” Trump advised reporters as he left his Bedminster resort to return to Washington, referencing a Friday Wall Street Journal article in regards to the president’s flirtation with shopping for Greenland.

“Denmark, essentially, owns it. We’re very good allies with Denmark, we protect Denmark like we protect large portions of the world. And so the concept came up and I said certainly, strategically it’s interesting. And we’d be interested.”

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President Trump then recommended that Greenland was “hurting Denmark very badly” throwing out the determine that it price the Danish authorities “$700 million,” New York Post reported.

“So they carry it at a great loss. And strategically for the United States it would be nice,” Trump added.

Greenland is an autonomous nation of the Kingdom of Denmark, situated between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Though physiographically part of the continent of North America, Greenland has been for greater than a millennium, politically and culturally related to Europe (particularly Norway and Denmark, the colonial powers, in addition to the close by island of Iceland) The majority of its residents are Inuit, whose ancestors started migrating from the Canadian mainland within the thirteenth century, regularly settling throughout the island.

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