Trump cancels Denmark PM meeting over rejected Greenland purchase

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen right is greeted by Greenland Premier Kim Kielsen on her visit to the Arctic island

Danish officials balked at the notion and described the idea as "absurd".

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Greenland is not for sale and Trump's idea of buying it is "an absurd discussion".

Retreating ice could uncover potential oil and mineral resources in Greenland which, if successfully tapped, could dramatically change the island's fortunes.

Case closed? Well, yes.

President Donald Trump indicated he would not construct a Trump Tower in Greenland after he reportedly expressed interested in buying the island.

- Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) August 20, 2019I can picture President Trump sitting in the OVAL, after a productive day, chuckling as he tweets to trigger the left. (It's raised exactly zero so far.) Another campaign, "The Greenland Purchase", was launched by a user who explained in fine print that all proceeds will go toward his college expenses.

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Aides said Trump wants to show the importance of Central Europe as a security and business partner with the United States.

Trump discussed his interest in the purchase, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal on Thursday.

Earlier, the United States president also ridiculed Greenland, posting on social media a doctored image of the island with a Trump tower.

"It's something we talked about", he told reporters. "By the way, Greenland is not Danish".

The US president is due to visit Denmark next month, and his trip is expected to include time with the country's monarchy. It handles its own domestic affairs while Copenhagen looks after defence and foreign policy. However, a relationship that allows USA companies access to the island's oil and mineral resources - with Greenland and Denmark receiving a piece of the profits - may be more plausible. Others have argued that the notion was functionally impossible because Denmark may not be in a position to sell Greenland, even if it wanted to.

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