Donald Trump is interested in buying the territory of Greenland. He said buying the world's second largest island would be like buying property. He said it was, "essentially a large real estate deal... They've got a lot of valuable minerals" and it is strategically located. He added: "Denmark owns it....We protect Denmark like we protect large portions of the world. So the concept came up and I said, 'Certainly I'd be [interested].' Mr Trump said buying Greenland was not his top priority at the moment. He said: "It's not number one on the burner."
Greenland is a territory of Denmark. The Prime Minister of Denmark said Greenland would not be sold. She said: "Greenland is not for sale. Greenland is not Danish. Greenland belongs to Greenland. I strongly hope that this is not meant seriously." She added: "It's an absurd discussion. Greenland's leader also made it clear that Greenland is not for sale. The USA has a history of being interested in Greenland. In 1946, President Harry Truman offered Denmark $100 million for the island but Denmark said no. In 1867, a US president paid Russia $7.2 million for Alaska.