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U.S. President Donald Trump has said he is interested [in / on] buying the territory of Greenland. President Trump said any [purchased / purchase] of the world's second largest island would be [same / like] buying property. He said it was, "essentially a large real estate [deal / dealt] ... They've got a lot of valuable [mineral / minerals] ". He added: "Denmark [owning / owns] it. We're very good allies with Denmark. We protect Denmark like we protect large [portions / patterns] of the world. So the concept came [up / down] and I said, 'Certainly I'd be interested.' Strategically, it's interesting and we'd be interested but we'll talk to them a little [part / bit] ." Mr Trump said buying Greenland was not his top priority at the [monument / moment] . He said: "It's not number one on the burner, I can tell you that."

Greenland is an [autonomous / autonomy] territory of Denmark. The Prime Minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen, told reporters that Greenland would not be [sell / sold] . She said: "Greenland is not [for / from] sale. Greenland is not Danish. Greenland [belonging / belongs] to Greenland. I strongly hope that this is not [meant / mean] seriously." She added: "It's an absurd [discuss / discussion] , and Greenland's Prime Minister Kim Kielsen has of course made it [clearly / clear] that Greenland is not for sale. That's where the [conversion / conversation] ends." 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 / not] . In 1867, President Andrew Johnson [paid / spent] Russia $7.2 million for Alaska.

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