Greenland Considering Buying US Back - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Greenland Considering Buying US Back

Published August 20, 2019

The prime minister of Greenland, Kim Kielsen, said in an interview with the danish newspaper Politiken, that the Greenlandic government was thinking about buying America back from the US government.

The statement comes just days after Donald Trump, president of the USA, was said to be interested in buying Greenland from Denmark.

Kielsen’s answer is obviously a humorous response to Trump’s idea to buy a nation. In the interview Kilesen pointed out that Leif the lucky (Leifur Heppni) grew up in Greenland with his father, Erik the Red that discovered Greenland. Both were of course born in Iceland.

„Leif the lucky was the first European to discover America, and both lived here and grew up. So it’s only natural for the Greenlandic nation to get USA back,” said Kielsen.

Asked if he has a price in mind, he answered that he hasn’t decided yet, but it would obviously take note of the monstrous debt of the US economy. He added that if Trump would be part of the deal, the price would be even lower.

See also: That Time The United States Was Thinking Of Buying Iceland

CORRECTION: This interview was actually a satire piece in the Politiken—and we fell for it. We apologise for the misunderstanding and for spreading it as real news. Kielsen said in an interview in Iceland that Greenland was not for sale, but he wasn’t as funny about it as he was in Politiken. That said, the joke’s on us. We spread fake news.

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