Trump looking to buy Greenland?

Smart investment or nah ?

WASHINGTON—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 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 was serious.

He can’t even take care of his existing islands. I wouldn’t trust him with another.

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Fat donald : “We should buy Greenland! It’s green! Think of our Great Patriot Farmers!”

Adviser: “It’s not actually green; it’s 95% ice.”

Fat donald: “But it has to be green; it says so in the name! Go call up the Greenland president!”

Adviser: “Greenland doesn’t… never mind. Fine.”

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I bet he’ll hire illegals to shovel snow

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Someone on Twitter wrote “He knows that Greenland is the icy one and Iceland is the green one, right ?”

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The things you learn from the Google.

The US floated the idea back in the 40’s

Everything old is new again.

Bet you dollars to donuts that fat donald wants to build a hotel or casino in Greenland.

I wonder if he understands if the US bought Greenland, he wouldn’t own it just because he’s currently the POTUS…

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Very much so. Greenland is the richest unexploited mineral resource on the planet. And given the historic value of “ice box” property of 30 cents per acre (2 cents/acre adjusted for inflation since 1867,) he should be able to pick it up for about $160 million.

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I may be a little out of my lane, but I don’t think it’s a bad idea…

Strategically it’s a great location… With global warming, many of the resources trapped under the ice could be very valuable… and it would make a great place for a hotel/casino (I kid)…

Is it up for sale?

It’s just shame we didn’t offer them the right price the first time.

Greenland can no longer be bought and sold, as it could in the 1940’s. It is now an autonomous region under the KING of Denmark, but not the GOVERNMENT of Denmark. Denmark provides its national defense and handles its foreign affairs, but aside from that, it is 99.99% an independent nation.

However, Greenland COULD choose to end its relationship with Denmark and sign Articles of Free Association with the United States, meaning that Greenland would stay the way it is, but the United States would become the protecting power, rather than Denmark. It would be a trivial cost to the United States, as we already have a base there and its defense needs are trivial.

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If we could get it for $160 million, I’d absolutely support buying it. It’s almost the size of Alaska and Texas combined. That’s some great climate change hedging (except for maybe all of the pathogens trapped under that ice?).

There’s no way it’d sell for that cheap, though. It’d likely be orders of magnitude more.

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Smart investment or nah ?

Essential. Given that Epstein’s island is probably off limits, where will alpha males go to play?

Yes, for it to enter into free association with the United States, not a chance for the United States to purchase it.

What about the State of Greenland? While we are at it, we could add the State of Puerto Rico and make it 52… :grinning:

Just saying…

Who here really doesn’t want to try this?

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There are huge valuable mineral sources and high value gems exposed right on the surface. But the Danes won’t allow anyone to file on most of them for environmental reasons. Trump doesn’t care about the environment, so that would not be a problem. :wink:

As they say, everything is for sale.

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With all of its 56,480 people. :smile: I don’t think so.