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    Donald Trump reportedly wants to purchase Greenland from Denmark



    US president has ‘expressed interest’ in the icy territory, according to the Wall Street Journal, but the Danes have yet to weigh in.

    Source: The Guardian

    Donald Trump is fond of bragging about his conspicuous wealth and buying power, plastering his name over buildings and gilding the elevators of Trump Tower. But his latest reported aspiration is on the extravagant side, even for him: to purchase Greenland from Denmark.

    According to the Wall Street Journal, the US president has “expressed interest” in buying the expansive icy territory for the US, and has asked his aides to explore the possibility. He has even sought the view of the White House counsel, though the Journal noted his inquiries came “with varying degrees of seriousness”.

    News that Trump had set his sights on acquiring a meaty chunk of the Kingdom of Denmark set Twitter aflutter on Thursday night. Pundits tried in vain to find a real estate valuation for the 811,000 square miles on Zillow, while others attempted to calculate Greenland’s worth in pickled herring.

    Despite the levity the idea has provoked, it is not entirely in the realm of fantasy. In 1946 US President Harry Truman tried to buy Greenland from Denmark for $100m but was rebuffed. There was a more successful precedent dating back to 1917 when the US acquired the Danish West Indies, rebranding them the US Virgin Islands.

    The US military already has a major airbase on Greenland, on the north-west of the island. The base has 600 personnel and is important in the country’s global radar system.
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    Trump travels to Denmark next month in his first official visit to the kingdom, though Greenland is not thought to be on the agenda. The Journal reported that the president raised the issue at a dinner last year in which he said he had heard Denmark was finding its financial support to the self-governing territory burdensome.

    Floating the thought of the US buying the island, he asked the other guests: “What do you guys think about that?”

    What Denmark thinks about that is in itself not at all clear. The Guardian asked the Danish embassy in Washington for a comment but did not receive an immediate response.
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    I wonder what the true motive is for President Trump expressing an interest in purchasing Greenland from Denmark?

    "Why does Trump want the United States to buy the world's biggest island? The reason, in large part, is likely that
    Greenland is rich in natural resources, including iron ore, lead, zinc, diamonds, gold, rare-earth elements, uranium and oil, according to the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public-policy organization in Washington, D.C."

    "But buying Greenland itself would also come with a hefty cost. The territory,
    home to more than 57,000 people as of 2018, relies on Denmark for two-thirds of its budget revenue, and it also has high rates of suicide, alcoholism and unemployment, according to the BBC. Such problems would benefit from investments from social and government service programs."

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    What a fool

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    The US did buy a lot of land before, but I don't think they're getting Greenland.

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    Maybe Putin will join to competition and offer bit more ....

    More seriously ... I'm not expert of international laws ... but as Greenland is autonomous part of Denmark (and 80% people there supports that position) ... could Denmark even sell it to USA? ...even if they would want that? Over/against of peoples minds who lives in Greenland?

    Who knows; later on Greenland might target independency as global warming will melt more ice away (offering them chances to benefit their own natural resources more) ... and their interdependence for Denmark (both economically and politically) becomes smaller.

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    He's probably looking for somewhere to run to after his term is up.

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    If/then that huge island will melt more ... and life in Scandinavia becomes bad thanks to increasing immigrants ... maybe Scandinavians should move there and create colonies there?

    Just like with Denmark .... all Nordic countries citizens are free to do so.

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    Today Trump cancelled a state visit to Denmark after the nation's prime minister said Greenland was not for sale to the US.

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/z...-him-greenland




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    I don't usually engage in "orange man bad" kind of bashing but seriously...What the hell?
    The initial talk about buying Greenland was bizarre enough but then acting like this was ever more than one of his one-sided brainfarts and cancelling a long planned state visit because Denmark doesn't want to discuss selling it? What's that, 986548D chess?
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