Media: Trump was interested in the exchange of Puerto Rico for Greenland
US President Donald Trump was interested in the possible exchange of the American territory of Puerto Rico for the island of Greenland, which belongs to Denmark.
The Daily Beast writes about this with reference to the ex-employee of the US Department of Homeland Security Miles Taylor.
He noted that he personally heard such words from Trump in August 2018 - then the staff of the US presidential administration often traveled to Puerto Rico to provide assistance in eliminating the consequences of the hurricane.
“One day, before we left, he said that he didn't just want to acquire Greenland, but that he wanted to see if he could sell, exchange Puerto Rico for Greenland, because, according to him, Puerto Rico is dirty. and the people there are poor, ”he said.
Taylor stressed that Trump was hostile to Puerto Rico.
In 2019, US President Donald Trump stated that he was interested in buying Greenland from a strategic point of view. This statement provoked a sharp reaction from the authorities of the island and Denmark.