RUSSIA MOCKS TRUMP’S FAILED GREENLAND PURCHASE: ‘WE DON’T ENGAGE IN INTERNATIONAL SHOPPING OF THAT KIND’.
The Kremlin has mocked President Donald Trump’s proposed purchase of the Danish territory of Greenland; suggesting that Russia would not engage in “shopping” of that kind.
Trump’s proposal to acquire the Arctic territory has caused a falling out between the U.S. and Denmark, with the president canceling a planned visit to the country after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen dismissed the plan as “absurd.”
Greenland has been having quite its day in the spotlight lately. Recently, President Trump has been talking about purchasing the ice-covered island. For Trump, the idea has captured his real estate sensibilities. He sees it as a deal of a lifetime that would cement his legacy in US history. President Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana territory from the French in 1803, and President Andrew Johnson bought Alaska from Russia in 1867.
To the Trump administration’s advisers, the purchase of Greenland could be seen; as a way to thwart China and Russia’s arctic agendas and as a way to gain new resources.
Greenland has a population of around 56,000. All domestic issues are taken care of by their internal government, while Denmark deals with foreign and security policy.
Greenland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs was quick to point out that Greenland is not for sale, but is more than happy to encourage greater relationships with the United States and other international communities.