White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow is confirming that President Donald Trump “wants to take a look at” buying Greenland, although the semi-autonomous territory of Denmark has said it’s not for sale.
Kudlow tells “Fox News Sunday” that he won’t predict what might happen, but he calls Greenland — which is situated between the Atlantic and Arctic oceans — “a strategic place” with “a lot of valuable minerals.”
The U.S. military has operated for decades from Thule Air Base in Greenland. The northern-most U.S. base is part of the military’s global network of radars and other sensors to provide ballistic missile warning and space surveillance.
Trump is scheduled to visit Denmark in September as part of a previously announced Europe trip.
That’s rather silly since its very unlikely the Greenlanders would be interested.
Greenland?? Why not buy Mexico so we wouldn’t need to build his farshtunkene wall.
One country can BUY another country?
Nothing new. US bought Alaska from Russia in 1867 and Louisiana from French in 1803.
Trump could not locate Greenland on a map. Once he gets one of these strange ideas in his head it does not go away. It’s not exactly a country, but more like a territory like Guam or Puerto Rico. We did buy Alaska and Louisiana years ago but I don’t think Trump has enough knowledge of American history to know that. I’m sure Trump would love to sell Puerto Rico to a foreign nation.
At the time Alaska was purchases, the idea of self-determination hadn’t become very widespread so there was no need for the Czar to get approval from the people who lived there. It is very unlikely the Greenlanders would agree and Denmark (which includes Greenland) is a democracy.
I think it’s about time that our esteemed president had a mental status exam. The things he says keep getting weirder and weirder. At his age there is definitely a question of his physical health and neurological status. This Greenland bit is exactly the sort of thing a real estate developer suffering from early dementia would cook up – something that looks familiar (real estate) but is totally inappropriate (“buying” a foreign country). He’s very overweight, never exercises (he uses a golf cart) and eats a diet of pure junk food. He’s also on statins, which is a bad sign. He’s at risk for stroke, if nothing else.
Greenland is not a country, and it’s not up to the Greenlanders whether it’s for sale. If the Danes decide to sell it the Greenlanders don’t get a say in the matter. Buying Greenland would be a good idea for the US; we’ve tried twice before, but the Danes weren’t selling. They probably won’t sell this time either, but that’s no reason not to make an offer.
Midwest2, you are the one who needs an urgent mental exam. You’re positively foaming at the mouth. Get a rabies shot before someone puts you down like a dog.