Trump Wants to Purchase...Greenland

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  1. Ftttu

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    https://www.foxnews.com/media/trump-has-reportedly-expressed-serious-interest-in-acquiring-greenland

    "President Trump has reportedly expressed interest in acquiring the northern island country of Greenland.

    A new report from the Wall Street Journal reveals that Trump has asked his advisers whether the U.S. can acquire Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory, during "meetings, dinners, and passing conversations" because of Greenland's "abundant resources and geopolitical importance," according to White House sources.

    While some of Trump's advisers support the idea as a "good economic play," others dismiss the inquiry as a "fleeting fascination that will never come to fruition."

    Coincidentally, the president will be making his first visit to Denmark next month, although the sources say the scheduled trip is completely unrelated.
    Greenland, which has a population of roughly 56,000, has welcomed U.S. military personnel to its Thule Air Base as part of a treaty between the U.S. and Denmark that has been used by both U.S. Air Force Space Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and includes a ballistic missile radar station.

    The Journal reports that advisers have said Trump sees purchasing Greenland as equivalent to the 1867 U.S. acquisition of Alaska. However, it remains unclear how the president would realistically pursue such a deal.

    Trump floated the idea of buying Greenland at a dinner earlier this year after he was told that Denmark was having "financial trouble" with the ice-covered country, but a source suggested the president meant it as a joke.

    “What do you guys think about that?” Trump reportedly asked the room, “Do you think it would work?”

    The president's reported interest in Greenland is not unprecedented. In 1946, the U.S. offered to buy Greenland from Denmark for $100 million, but the Danish government refused to sell. The Journal also reported that the State Department inquired about purchasing Greenland and Iceland from Denmark in 1867.

    Greenland real-estate agent Kenneth Mortensen told WSJ that no one can "own land" in his country since it is all owned by the government, although "you get a right to use the land where you want to build a house" without buying.

    The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment."

    I'm pretty sure this will never ever go down, but if there was EVER and actual chance...I hope we have first dibs AND it happens during Trump's 2nd term. There is just so much to this story that is actually sounds like an Onion story. Too funny!!!
     
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    Greenland, who doesn't want it
     
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    Yeah, sure. And Mexico will pay for it.
     
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    ImI'm sure the locals likely wouldn't be thrilled. Wlild be nice to have a us territory worth vacationing to. Or at least not a bunch of mysterious poisonings.





    I know alaska and hawaii are great.
     
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    Better idea. Trade for California. Get rid of those pesky democratic electoral college votes and a pile of goofy dem. Win win.
     
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    We can print some more magic bucks and buy it on debt sounds good
     
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    Yeah I'd rather see that money invested in infrastructure and border security.
     
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    It sucks for Greenlanders that all we have to offer is a watered down version of freedom but it's probably better than what they have.
     
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    Greenland seems to be about as good a strategic geographic location as you could come up with, should our major enemy turn out to be Russia and pretty well situated for China.

    I wonder if the Greenlanders have the urge to join the USA.
     
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    With all the predictions about global warming, it could become the new Florida in 12 years..prime real estate.
     
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    If you control Greenland, Alaska, and Central America, it makes it easy to hold North America for 5 extra armies each turn.
     
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    Buy it? What in the hell is wrong with you pacifist "buy it" sniveling little *****es??? Do you guys still raise your hand and ask for permission to take a piss too?

    We need to roll on up in there with some bald eagles soaring overhead, some Lee Greenwood playing over some loudspeakers, and with Trump standing on the front of an Abrams while waving an American flag and just take that ****!

    And Xi can suck it, in Greenland!
     
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    talk to the dems...
     
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    Who wouldn't want a huge piece of frozen tundra?
     
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    I'm all for it! I'll move there and open a gun shop! I'll be rich!!!!!!
     
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    If there's serious natural resources to be had, it could be a good deal if cheap enough.

    Still though.......just roll the Marines on in there and take it!!!

    And for all the nay-sayers/haters/negative Nancys that questioned my brilliant idea of recommissioning the Iowa class BBs, taking Greenland would be a GREAT display of gun-boat diplomacy!!!:animlol::animlol:

    Other uses;
    -Shell California with 16" hippy-repellent rounds, that include deodorant and job-applications.
    -Shell San Francisco with 16" anti-poop rounds, that are loaded with Mr Clean cleanser to clean the streets up.
     
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