Why Trump can’t let Greenland go

Last year, President Trump reportedly floated the idea of buying Greenland from Denmark, even after he was told it was not for sale. This summer on a trip to Denmark, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was asked again about the President’s interest in buying Greenland — and Pompeo did not shut it down. Chris Cillizza explains what exactly is going on with Trump and Greenland, and why this idea just won’t go away.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Wait, are we *still* trying to buy Greenland?
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/22/politics/trump-buy-greenland-pompeo/index.html

Danish prime minister calls Trump’s interest in buying Greenland ‘absurd’
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/18/politics/us-buy-greenland-danish-prime-minister/index.html

President Trump Eyes a New Real-Estate Purchase: Greenland
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-eyes-a-new-real-estate-purchase-greenland-11565904223

Danish prime minister calls Trump’s interest in buying Greenland ‘absurd’
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/18/politics/us-buy-greenland-danish-prime-minister/index.html

‘Greenland belongs to Greenland’: Denmark says selling world’s largest island to US is absurd
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/18/greenland-belongs-to-greenland-denmark-says-selling-worlds-largest-island-to-us-is-absurd.html

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Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe.  The capital is Copenhagen. Denmark proper, consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 islands.

The Kingdom of Denmark comprises Denmark proper and the two autonomous territories in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Home rule was established in the Faroe Islands in 1948; in Greenland home rule was established in 1979 and further autonomy in 2009.

Denmark has highly developed mixed economy. Denmark became a member of the European Economic Community (now the EU) in 1973, but negotiated certain opt-outs; it retains its own currency, the krone. It is among the founding members of NATO, the Nordic Council, the OECD, OSCE, and the United Nations; it is also part of the Schengen Area. Denmark has close linguistic ties to its Scandinavian neighbours.

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