Trump said to have floated idea of buying ice-covered autonomous Danish territory between North Atlantic and Arctic oceans
Illegitimate manifestly unfit corrupt popular vote losing U.S. President Donald Trump is eyeballing a new real-estate purchase, the WSJ reports. Greenland.
In conversations with cronies, Trump is said to have discussed the idea of the U.S. buying the autonomous Danish territory. Like everything, this is also being framed as “maybe a joke,” which is insane, like everything else about this presidency.
From Wall Street Journal reporters Vivian Salama, Rebecca Ballhaus and Andrew Restuccia's wacky story:
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.
The White House and State Department didn’t respond to a request for comment. Officials with Denmark’s Royal House and the Danish embassy in Washington didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment, nor did officials with Greenland’s representative office in Washington and Greenland’s prime minister’s office.