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Trump Wants to Buy Greenland

Hey, why not? I mean, if Jefferson could make the Louisiana Purchase, President Trump can do this.

It’s got to please the global warming crowd. Greenland is going to be the next Miami Beach.

According to the Wall Street Journal:

President 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 discussions, 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.

With a population of about 56,000, Greenland is a self-ruling part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and while its government decides on most domestic matters, foreign and security policy is handled by Copenhagen. Mr. Trump is scheduled to make his first visit to Denmark early next month, although the visit is unrelated, these people said.

13 thoughts on “Trump Wants to Buy Greenland”

  1. Wow, that should strike terror into the hearts of the EU elites.
    Perhaps, we should think about Ireland as our next state. The Irish don’t like being bossed around by Great Britain, hate the EU and a lot of their relatives already live here.
    I’m joking of course. ahem.

    1. Here is one for you. Why not include the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaco) in the package with Greenland. This would get Maduro’s attention since Aruba is just 30 miles off the coast of Venezuela.

  2. I’ve spent some time in Greenland so I know a little about it. Probably the most important aspect of Greenland (IMHO, which is worth about a nickel ;=]) is its strategic location. It was used as such in WW2, along with Iceland, and during the Cold War (Thule had enormous parabolic antennas–part of the DEW Line– to detect Russian missile launches). There are probably mineral deposits there which haven’t been explored, and the maritime fishing is pretty good. There are a few small coastal villages in the southern part and very small Eskimo villages in the north. Interestingly, Eskimo children were sent to Denmark for their education (when I was there, at least) and came back home only for school vacation and the summer break. They had culture clashes with their parents because of their exposure to European culture, which was painful for all.
    It’s incredibly barren, geographically, and Mother Nature is inhospitable, generally speaking. Dark 24/7 in the winter and full daylight 24/7 in the summer. Very hard to get used to, especially the winters.

    1. I could not live there in the winters. I would have SAD Syndrome. I need sunshine.

      My niece was an exchange student in Denmark. A teacher refused teaching her. The teacher would not teach an American. My niece went to the principal. She said she did not want to make trouble. Just put her in anywhere.

    2. Interesting experience, Marcus. I read all of Peter Freuchen’s books and was fascinated with the ability of people to live in such a harsh environment. I imagine if the children are sent away to school probably very few of them return to live as adults.

      The cold would be too much for me, I shiver below 60. However if the Warmist cult should be right, or if the magnetic pole shifts, Greenland could warm up again some day, like it did in the Medieval Warm Period. ;-)

  3. There was a time, not so long ago, that the Turks & Caicos Islands expressed an interest in joining Canada. Of course, Canadians thought it was a great idea, as we have a short summer, and many Canadians flee winter for Florida or other sunny climes. Having our own island paradise would be fabulous! Too bad our government didn’t pursue the opportunity.

    1. Which, in a semi-related vein, probably explains why the NHL put the two Florida clubs into the same division as Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. Lots of visiting fans, intense rivalries out on the concourse, and what have you.

      And that’s also how it’s possible to get a passable poutine in, of all places, Clearwater Beach.

  4. And the insane left will squeal about this until the next ‘crisis’ comes along.

    It would be more entertaining if they weren’t so tedious.

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