Greenland said Friday it’s glad President Donald Trump has checked out the country, conversing with aides and allies about buying the island for the U.S., however, that it’s not available to be the sale.
“Of course, Greenland is not for sale” – Greenland Says To Trump
Following reports that Trump had spoken about the thought of buying Greenland, the semi self-sufficient Danish domain between the Atlantic and Arctic seas issued a short statement to explain it wasn’t available.
“We see it as an expression of greater interest in investing in our country and the possibilities we offer,” the government said. “Of course, Greenland is not for sale.”
Lars Loekke Rasmussen, who filled in as Danish prime minister until June, said something regarding internet based life, tweeting “it must be an April Fool’s Day joke” and that it was “totally” out of season.
A Trump partner told The Associated Press on Thursday that the Republican president had examined the purchase yet was not genuine about it. Also, a Republican congressional helper said Trump raised the thought of buying Greenland in discussions with American lawmakers enough occasions to make them wonder, yet they have not paid attention to his remarks. Both spoke on the state of secrecy to examine private conversations.
“Because of the unofficial nature of the news, the government of Greenland has no further comments,” Greenland said on its website.
The White House hasn’t remarked on the reports, however, it wouldn’t be the first run through an American head attempted to purchase the world’s biggest island.
In 1946, the U.S. proposed to pay Denmark $100 million to buy Greenland after playing with swapping land in Alaska for key pieces of the Arctic island.
On Friday, residents in small Kulusuk on Greenland’s eastern coast appeared to be not exactly impressed with the possibility Trump might need to buy their country.
They included Jakob Ipsen, who shares something practically speaking with the U.S. president: Both run hotels. Ipsen’s lodging is smaller than a Trump one and gives hands-on administration, such as, finding boats and driving visitors around.
Ipsen noticed there’s a history of outsiders unsuccessfully waning to assume control over the giant, for the most part, barren island.
“Never going to happen. They tried in 1867 without luck. They tried after World War II,” Ipsen said. “It didn’t happen then and it’s not going to happen now.”