Kudlow: Trump 'wants to take a look' at buying Greenland

White House economic adviser Larry KudlowLawrence (Larry) Alan KudlowMORE confirmed on Sunday that the Trump administration is “looking at” purchasing Greenland following reports of its interest last week.

“Denmark owns Greenland. Denmark is an ally. Greenland is a strategic place. They’ve got a lot of valuable minerals,” Kudlow told guest host Dana Perino on "Fox News Sunday."

“The president, who knows a thing or two about buying real estate, wants to take a look,” he added.

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The Wall Street Journal reported last Thursday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpFed saw risks to US economy fading before coronavirus spread quickened Pro-Trump super PAC hits Biden with new Spanish-language ad in Nevada Britain announces immigration policy barring unskilled migrants MORE was privately asking aides about the possibility of the U.S. purchasing the Danish territory, which is the largest island in the world and home to some 56,000 people.

The report generated both intense discussion and more facetious responses, with Greenland's foreign minister, Ane Lone Bagger, responding that “we are open for business, but we're not for sale, and Danish MP Aaja Chemnitz Larsen, of the Inuit Ataqatigiit party, saying that “my immediate thought is ‘No, thank you.’”

Montana Gov. Steve BullockSteve BullockStates, cities rethink tax incentives after Amazon HQ2 backlash Democrats redefine center as theirs collapses Democratic governors worried about drawn-out 2020 fight MORE, a Democratic White House hopeful, also got in on the coverage, setting up a website with the URL “IsGreenlandForSale.com” that responds “no” and includes a link to donate to the Montana governor’s presidential campaign.

"Whether you’re in kindergarten or you’re the leader of the free world, this website should help you get to the bottom of it in no time,” it states.