“Greenland is not for sale.” President Trump cancels Denmark visit over Greenland. President Trump announced on Tuesday that he postponed his scheduled visit and meeting with Denmark’s Prime Minister because she does not want to sale Greenland to the United States. His decision shows that he was so much interested to purchase the territory because of its strategic locations that he even cancel the scheduled visit over Greenland sale.
Trump announced the decision on Twitter and said, “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. ”
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Why does President Trump want to Buy Greenland?
- The land is rich in resources.
- It’s a large real state deal and it’s buying would establish President Trump’s place in the history books along with President Andrew Johnson and Thomas Jefferson.
- President Trump claims that the United States wants to purchase the territory to aid Denmark because Denmark is losing $700million and definitely the territory is strategically important for the United States as well.
- By purchasing Greenland, US wants to lessen China’s presence on the island. As China has also expressed its interest to purchase the island.
Greenland Responded over the Sale
Denmark colonized the island in the 18th century. The island has an area of 772,000 Square Miles. The land is a home to 57,000 people. Greenland’s foreign ministry responded over the sale and said, “the island was ready to talk business, but was not for sale.” The official account Tweeted, “#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 account further added, “We’re open for business, not for sale.”