Zeke Miller, The Related Press
Revealed Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:24PM EDT
Final Up to date Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:17PM EDT
WASHINGTON — Aiming to place his mark on the world map, U.S. President Donald Trump has talked to aides and allies about shopping for Greenland for the U.S.
A Trump ally instructed The Related Press on Thursday that the president had mentioned the acquisition however was not severe about it. The ally spoke on situation of anonymity to debate non-public conversations.
Nonetheless, it would not be the primary time an American chief tried to purchase the world’s largest island, an autonomous territory of Denmark.
In 1946, the U.S. proposed to pay Denmark US$100 million to purchase Greenland after flirting with the thought of swapping land in Alaska for strategic elements of the Arctic island.
Neither the White Home nor Denmark instantly commented Thursday.
The story was first reported by The Wall Avenue Journal.