US President Donald Trump told reporters in New Jersey on August 18 that he was strategically interested in Greenland, but said it was not a priority. Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen described the idea of selling Greenland to the United States ridiculously.
Fraser Rickson showed that the idea of selling Greenland to the United States was ridiculous, emphasizing that Greenland is not for sale. Greenland Foreign Minister Ane Lone Bagger said that Greenland would not be sold, while former Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen described the idea as April Fools’ Day jokes.
The Wall Street Journal quoted people familiar with the matter on the 16th that Trump intended to buy Greenland. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow confirmed that Trump had privately discussed matters with the aides, saying that the incident is developing and that he does not want to predict the outcome at this stage.
Kudlow said that Trump had engaged in real estate investment, saying he wanted to review the purchase of Greenland. He mentioned that former President Harry Truman also wanted to buy Greenland, which also means that there are many precious minerals in the area and it is also a strategic place.
Trump will visit Copenhagen, Denmark in September, when Fraser Rickson will meet with Greenland Prime Minister Kim Kielsen.