It’s not Trump’s Craziest idea, but there is a Flaw in the Plan

It’s not the craziest idea that Donald Trump ever had, the idea to buy Greenland. Following World War II, the United States developed a geopolitical interest in Greenland, according to Wikipedia. Before that, in 1867, Secretary of State William H. Seward worked with former senator Robert J. Walker to explore the possibility of buying Greenland and perhaps Iceland. In 1946 the United States offered to buy the island from Denmark for $100,000,000; Denmark refused to sell it. In 1950, Denmark agreed to allow the US to reestablish Thule Air Base in Greenland; it was greatly expanded between 1951 and 1953 as part of a unified NATO Cold War defense strategy.

Greenland certainly has a lot of natural resources and sits at a strategically important point both for military considerations and for trade routes.

But there is one clear flaw in the plan (as there so always is when Trump is involved): Greenland is not for sale.

Oops.

If it had cost a $100 million in 1946, it would surely cost $100 billion today. But irrespective of that, the problem remains that it’s not for sale.

Yes, it would be the greatest real estate coup by the Divider in Chief, but, as we already established, it’s not for sale.

Too bad President Kumquat, better luck next time.

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