On Tuesday, the United States President Donald Trump has announced to postpone a scheduled meeting with Denmark Prime Minister Mettee Frederiksen due to her lack of interest in selling ‘Greenland’ to the United States.
President Trump tweets, “Based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time.”
The US President wrote: “Prime Minister was able to save a great deal of expense and effort for both the United States and Denmark by being so direct. I thank her for that and look forward to reschedule sometime in the future!”
The Wall Street Journal has first reported that Donald Trump has shown interest in self-governing part of Denmark, which remains under ice most of the months, asked the advisors if it would be possible to acquire the territory for the United States.
On Sunday, President Trump has confirmed that he was interested in buying Greenland but claims that it wasn’t a priority of Trump’s Administration.
He said, “It’s something we talked about.”
“The concept came up and I said certainly, strategically it’s interesting and we’d be interested, but we’ll talk to (Denmark) a little bit,” President Trump said, stressed that it was “not number one on the burner” for the government.
When enquired if Donald Trump would consider trading a United States territory for Greenland, he replied that “a lot of things could be done.”
“Essentially, it’s a large real estate deal,” added the US President.
Denmark has colonized the 772000 square miles Island in the 18th Century, which was home to only 57000 people, and most belongs to the Indigenous Inuit Community.
On Friday, Greenland’s Foreign Ministry has insisted that Greenland was ready to discuss business, but was not interested to sale.
It tweets, “#Greenland is rich in valuable resources such as minerals, the purest water and ice, fish stocks, seafood, renewable energy and is a new frontier for adventure tourism.”
The Foreign Ministry of Greenland continued “we’re open for business, not for sale.”