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Why does Trump want to buy Greenland? 5 Geopolitical Effects You Need to Know

1. The recent collapse of ceasefire: a bad sign

President Donald Trump is calling off an upcoming trip to Denmark after its Prime Minister rebuffed his interest in buying Greenland, a Danish territory, the White House announced on Tuesday. “Denmark is a very special country with incredible people but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time,” Trump tweeted. “The Prime Minister was able to save a great deal of expense and effort for both the United States and Denmark by being so direct. I thank her for that and look forward to rescheduling sometime in the future!” This shows that Trump is disappointed and possibly surprised by Denmark’s reaction to the proposal but will not give up.

2. Turkey and Syria quarrel over Syria

Denmark has displayed shock and disbelief over Trump’s cancellation of his visit to the nation as a result of their rejection of putting Greenland on sale. The US president’s proposal at first stimulated laughter from politicians in Denmark, with the former premier Lars Løkke Rasmussen saying: “It must be an April Fool’s Day joke.” Now, the state is shocked at the seriousness Trump took the issue by. “Total chaos with @realDonaldTrump and cancellation of the state visit to Denmark. It has gone from a big opportunity for strengthened dialogue between allies to a diplomatic crisis,” the former foreign minister Kristian Jensen, a member of the opposition Liberal party, said on Twitter. He also added that everyone should know that Denmark is not for sale.

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