Greenland Official: ‘We Are Open For Business, But We’re Not For Sale’

COPENHAGEN /DENMARK- Greenland's national flag          13 Auguest  2014  (Photo by Francis  Dean/Deanpictures)
COPENHAGEN /DENMARK- Greenland's national flag 13 Auguest 2014 (Photo by Francis Dean/Deanpictures) (Photo by Francis Dean/Corbis via Getty Images)
August 16, 2019 8:02 a.m.

Greenland’s foreign minister Ane Lone Bagger tersely dismissed President Donald Trump’s reported desire to buy Greenland on Friday, saying “we are open for business, but we’re not for sale.”

Greenland is an autonomous Danish territory rich in natural resources, and Trump reportedly likes the idea of adding a new state to the union.

Danish officials, however, were less sold on the idea, according to Reuters.

“If he is truly contemplating this, then this is final proof, that he has gone mad,” said foreign affairs spokesman for the Danish People’s Party Soren Espersen.

From a former prime minister:

Trump is due to travel to Copenhagen in September and will meet with the prime ministers of Denmark and Greenland then.

Latest News
Comments are now Members-Only

Non-members are still able to read comments, but will no longer be able to participate. To join the conversation, sign up now and get:

30% Off Annual Prime Membership

TPM strives to build as inclusive a community as financially possible. We offer FREE memberships to those experiencing financial hardship and FREE memberships for students.

View all options
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Audience Development Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: