Greenland Leader Doesn’t Find The Idea Of A Trump Takeover Funny

Chairman of Siumut Kim Kielsen attends a press conference on October 2, 2018 in Nuuk, Greenland. - The government crisis in Greenland is over as the governor of the country constituted a minority government on Octobe... Chairman of Siumut Kim Kielsen attends a press conference on October 2, 2018 in Nuuk, Greenland. - The government crisis in Greenland is over as the governor of the country constituted a minority government on October 2, 2018. Greenland was scrambling to form a new government after its ruling coalition fell apart due to differences over the funding of a planned upgrade of the autonomous Danish territory's airports. The four-month-old coalition, led by the Social Democratic Siumut party of Prime Minister Kim Kielsen, lost its parliamentary majority when the left-wing pro-independence party, Naleraq, quit in protest over Copenhagen's direct financial participation in the project. (Photo by Christian Klindt Soelbeck / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT (Photo credit should read CHRISTIAN KLINDT SOELBECK/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 20, 2019 10:33 a.m.

Greenland’s leader doubled down on rejecting the idea of President Donald Trump purchasing the semi-autonomous Danish territory Tuesday.

Greenland Premiere Kim Kielsen told The Associated Press that Trump’s idea “is not something to joke about” during a meeting in Iceland of the Nordic government leaders Tuesday, echoing the Danish prime minister’s “absurd discussion” remarks the day before.

Kielsen made his latest remarks hours after the President tweeted an edited image of a gold Trump hotel plopped onto a Greenland village Monday night.

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Trump is eyeing Greenland as a potential new addition to the U.S.

Danish officials, however, were less sold on the idea.

The AP notes that Trump, who is scheduled to visit Denmark next month, added that buying Greenland isn’t a priority of his administration.

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