Donald Trump wants to buy Greenland for the US

Donald Trump reportedly wants to expand the United States by buying Greenland.

The US President is said to have asked his White House advisers to look into acquiring the territory, which belongs to Denmark.

It’s not the first time the US has tried to buy Greenland, which is the largest island in the world.

President Harry Truman attempted to buy it for $100 million in 1946 and before that US State Department made an offer to Denmark in 1867.

Also in 1867 the United States bought Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Mr Trump got the idea after he’d heard that Denmark was having financial problems because of the subsidies it pays to Greenland.

Residents in Greenland reacted with horror at the news.

One tweeted: ‘Oh please God no’ while another posted: ‘We are not something you can just buy. Keep away from our country.’

Aaja Chemnitz Larsen, a Greenlandic politician representing one of two seats for the island in the Danish parliament, tweeted: ‘No thanks to Trump buying Greenland!’

Former prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen tweeted: ‘It has to be an April Fool’s joke.’

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