NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has consulted with his advisors in meetings behind closed doors the possibility of buying the territory of Greenland to expand the North American borders, as already offered 70 years ago by his predecessor Harry Truman.
According to the 'Wall Street Journal', Trump has been slipping this idea to his advisors for some time to know the feasibility of this project, and has asked his lawyer to investigate this issue. According to the newspaper, the advisors are confused and divided on this issue, which some praised as a “solid economic strategy” and others as a “passing fantasy.”
With a population of approximately 56,000 people, Greenland is an autonomous part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and although its government decides on most internal affairs, Copenhagen is responsible for foreign and security policy.
The United States has been trying to contain Chinese efforts to invest in the island for months. In fact, the Pentagon successfully prevented last year that Beijing financed the construction of three airports there.
It contains the US military base of Thule, the northernmost detachment of the US Army and an absolutely essential part of its global radar system.
Trump is scheduled to make his first visit to the Nordic country early next month, although the visit is in no way related to this idea of the president.
Danish politicians who have responded to the news of the 'Wall Street Journal' have declared themselves so surprised by the information that they believe it is an “innocent”, as the former Prime Minister of the country Lars Lokke has pointed out in his Twitter account Rasmussen
Greenland MP Aaja Chemnitz Larsen – one of the two representatives of the territory in the Danish Parliament – has also rejected the idea. “'No, thanks' to the idea of Trump buying Greenland. On the contrary, I believe that the only way to a more independent Greenland goes through a society on equal terms with Denmark,” he wrote on the same social network.