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‘Open For Business, Not For Sale': Greenland Tells Trump It's One Deal He Can't Make


Added 08-17-19 11:45:02am EST - “Greenland's government responded on Friday to the news President Donald Trump had shown interest in purchasing the island, saying it's "not for sale."” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “'Open For Business, Not For Sale': Greenland Tells Trump It's One Deal He Can't Make”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Sean Gallup / Getty ImagesZion Lutheran Church, built in 1779, stands on Disko Bay in Ilulissat, Greenland (Sean Gallup / Getty Images)

Greenland’s government responded on Friday to the news President Donald Trump had shown interest in purchasing the island, saying it’s “not for sale.”

The Wall Street Journal reported the previous day that Trump at various meetings and dinners and in passing conversations has asked advisers whether the U.S. could acquire Greenland, the world’s largest island.

Further, the president has “listened with interest when they discuss its abundant resources and geopolitical importance and, according to two of the people, has asked his White House counsel to look into the idea.”

Greenland, with a landmass of approximately 836,000 square miles, is an autonomous territory of Denmark located to the east of Canada, between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.

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