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    US president Donald Trump recently cancelled his official visit to Copenhagen after the Danish prime minister called his idea of buying the semi-autonomous island of Greenland “absurd”. Now the Republican party has responded by selling t-shirts where the island is depicted as being a part of the US.

    The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has started offering its supporters T-shirts featuring the island of Greenland within the territory of the US filled in with the American flag, the NRCC website shows.

    The website was offering limited-edition shirts for those donors who contributed $25 or more in a call to “support President Trump and his efforts to make America grow.” US media suggested that the offer was part of a fundraising campaign.

    ​While “America & Greenland” T-shirts are still available on the website, the move proved controversial on social media. 

    ​Some even made reference to Trump’s recent tweet where he thanked Wayne Allyn Root for calling him the “King of Israel”, suggesting that Trump could name himself “King of Greenland” if his efforts to buy the island succeed. 

    The NRCC is not the only Republican organisation engaged in fundraising activity by showing Greenland as a part of the US, with the Nevada Republican Party also advertising $25 t-shirts on Facebook where the US and Greenland were seen high-fiving each other at the back with the front saying "Greenland! This land is your land, this land is our land!"

    Donald Trump recently cancelled his official visit to the Kingdom of Denmark via Twitter, explaining the decision on Danish PM Mette Frederiksen’s lack of interest in selling Greenland, which is a self-governing part of Denmark.

    Last week Donald Trump confirmed his intention to buy the world largest island due to its geopolitical and strategic importance, however, Danish authorities firmly rejected the idea, with Frederiksen calling it “absurd.”

    According to the Washington Post, the US president has been discussing a prospective territorial acquisition with officials for weeks, suggesting that a $600 million subsidy could be perpetually allocated to Greenland if a deal was signed.

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