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White House aide Kudlow confirms Trump interest in Greenland

A key economic adviser to President Donald Trump says the administration wants to consider purchasing Greenland, even as the Danish territory has confirmed it is not for sale. "I am just saying the president, who knows a thing or two about buying real estate, wants to take a look ... at the Greenland purchase," Larry Kudlow told Fox News on Sunday.

Published August 18,2019
Thule Air Base of the US Air Force in Greenland. [EPA Photo]

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow is confirming that President Donald Trump "wants to take a look at" buying Greenland, although the semi-autonomous territory of Denmark has said it's not for sale.

Kudlow tells "Fox News Sunday" that he won't predict what might happen, but he calls Greenland — which is situated between the Atlantic and Arctic oceans — "a strategic place" with "a lot of valuable minerals."

The U.S. military has operated for decades from Thule Air Base in Greenland. The northern-most U.S. base is part of the military's global network of radars and other sensors to provide ballistic missile warning and space surveillance.

Trump is scheduled to visit Denmark in September as part of a previously announced Europe trip.