Trump Eyes a New Real-Estate Purchase: Greenland

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The formerly great golden state
And now Trump has canceled his trip to Denmark because they wouldn't sell him Greenland. He's mad that they thought the proposal "absurd."

I'm not sure just how he thought the US could afford to purchase Greenland even if it had been for sale, given the current near trillion dollar deficit and the same projected for next year. It would be like someone who can't pay off their credit cards wanting to purchase a McMansion.
 
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Trump made his name on the world’s most famous island. Now he wants to buy the world’s biggest.The idea of the U.S. purchasing Greenland has captured the former real-estate developer’s imagination, according to people familiar with the deliberations, who said Mr. Trump has, with varying degrees of seriousness, repeatedly expressed interest in buying the ice-covered autonomous Danish territory between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans. In meetings, at dinners and in passing conversations, Mr. Trump has asked advisers whether the U.S. can acquire Greenland, listened with interest when they discuss its abundant resources and geopolitical importance, and, according to two of the people, has asked his White House counsel to look into the idea. Some of his advisers have supported the concept, saying it was a good economic play, two of the people said, while others dismissed it as a fleeting fascination that will never come to fruition. It is also unclear how the U.S. would go about acquiring Greenland even if the effort were serious.

People outside the White House have described purchasing Greenland as an Alaska-type acquisition for Mr. Trump’s legacy, advisers said. The few current and former White House officials who had even heard of the notion described it with a mix of anticipation and apprehension, since it remains unclear how far the president will push the idea. It unleashed a cascade of questions among his advisers, such as whether the U.S. could use Greenland to establish a stronger military presence in the Arctic, and what kind of research opportunities it might present.

The person described the question less as a serious inquiry and more as a joke meant to indicate “I’m so powerful I could buy a country,” noting that since Mr. Trump hadn’t floated the idea at a campaign rally yet, he probably isn’t seriously considering it. The person believed the president was interested in the idea because of the island’s natural resources and because it would give him a legacy akin to former President wight Eisenhower ’s admission of Alaska into the U.S. as a state.

President Trump Eyes a New Real-Estate Purchase: Greenland



I can't wait until Trump says "We're gonna buy Greenland, and tariffs are gonna pay for it!" during his 2020 rallies. :)

This is a crazy idea, again, btw.
Greenland, Alaska, Louisiana, California, what's the difference?

Sounds good to me.