The Danish government and representatives from Greenland have responded by stating that the autonomous territory is not for sale. One Danish official even stated that the 50,000 residents of Greenland would rather be citizens of Denmark than the United States.
President Trump has reportedly expressed interest in acquiring the northern island country of Greenland.
A new report from the Wall Street Journal reveals that Trump has asked his advisers whether the U.S. can acquire Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory, during "meetings, dinners, and passing conversations" because of Greenland's "abundant resources and geopolitical importance," according to White House sources.
While some of Trump's advisers support the idea as a "good economic play," others dismiss the inquiry as a "fleeting fascination that will never come to fruition."
Coincidentally, the president will be making his first visit to Denmark next month, although the sources say the scheduled trip is completely unrelated.