Many American presidents have tried to buy Greenland. It’s a very strategic place, even more so during the cold war, with tons of natural resources.
We actually worked a deal for an airbase in Greenland, which we still use today, so our bombers could react to a crisis during the cold war.
It’s not unprecedented or even a strange idea, but the left went all in and trashed President Trump relentlessly for two days in a row.
The media coverage even reached Denmark where the Prime Minister, possibly unaware of the history, insulted President Trump and the United States.
That turned out to be a bad idea because as President Trump just reminded her – Obama is not in charge, he is.
“She’s not talking to me, she’s talking to the United States of America,” Trump said before he defended himself. “You don’t talk to the United States that way. At least under me.”
The Hill reported on Wednesday that President Trump defended his decision to postpone a state visit to Denmark, accusing the country’s prime minister of making a “nasty and inappropriate statement” in rejecting his desire to discuss possibly purchasing Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory.
“I thought it was a very not nice way of saying something. They could have just told me no,” the President told reporters at the White House before departing for an event in Kentucky.
“All they had to say was we’d rather not do that,” Trump added. “Don’t say, what an absurd idea that would be.”
On Tuesday, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen criticized President Trump for suggesting the U.S. might be interested in purchasing Greenland, calling the idea “absurd.”
“Greenland is not Danish. Greenland is Greenlandic. I persistently hope that this is not something that is seriously meant,” Frederiksen told reporters.
The Independent also reported that Mette Frederiksen, had forcefully rebuked the idea of the U.S. buying Greenland, after news surfaced that President Trump asked aides about such a purchase. President Trump later confirmed publicly that he thought the idea was interesting — and repeatedly shared a meme on Twitter with one of his hotels superimposed near a Greenland village.
“Greenland is not for sale. Greenland is not Danish. Greenland belongs to Greenland,” Ms Frederiksen told the newspaper Sermitsiaq. “I strongly hope that is not meant seriously,” she said, adding that the conversations were “an absurd discussion.”