In the small village of Kulusuk, a settlement off Greenland's southeast coast, the locals responded icily to the news that the White House legal department had considered the possibility of buying Greenland from the Danish government.
"They tried to buy us in 1867, during World War II, and now they're trying again," Kulusuk-based Bent Abeelsen told CNN. "That will not happen."
The island's government echoed the assessment: "Greenland is not for sale."
At least one of the amused locals of Kulusuk said he was open to the idea of what America could offer Greenland.
"I think it's a fun offer, but who knows, it's always the same with him, at first no one thought he was going to win or so we'll see," Kunuk, who refused his last name call, compared to CNN.
Asked if he wants to become an American, Kunuk said, "That depends on what I have, I like American movies and American music, and I would not mind if there are cinemas and swimming pools here Infrastructure would be good. "
As Abeelsen pointed out, Trump would not be the first American trying to buy Greenland. Although President Harry Truman avoids questions about his quest for control in the region, the United States allegedly tried to buy Greenland in 1
In remote areas like Kulusuk, the geopolitical importance of Greenland seems less obvious.
The village lives mainly from tourism and local fishing. Unemployment is high and the population has been declining for some time. It currently stands at around 280 people.
Politiken, a caricature in one of the largest Danish newspapers, joked in a fake real estate listing that included Greenland's selling points: only a previous owner, beautiful country property in a quiet area, newly renovated, self-sufficient, can be used year-round , good fishing and no neighbors.
This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Kulusuk.
CNN's Pamela Brown, Jim Acosta and Caroline Kelly have contributed to this report.