Trump Wants Greenland – level 3

29-08-2019 07:00

While he said that it was not a high priority, President Trump confirmed that he was looking into the possibility of acquiring Greenland which is an autonomous Danish territory.

Officials from Greenland and Denmark criticized the idea, and the Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen eventually called the idea “absurd.” She also tweeted that she “would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland.”

Trump was scheduled to visit Denmark in September at the invitation of the Queen of Denmark, but he decided to cancel after the prime minister’s tweet. In a response tweet, Trump wrote that “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.”

Difficult words: confirm (say that something is true), acquire (buy, get), autonomous (with its own government; free from Denmark).

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