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Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:08 PM

Trump confirms he's interested in buying Greenland

Source: Portland Press Herald

President Trump confirmed Sunday that he has asked his administration to explore the possibility of buying Greenland, opining that “essentially, it’s a large real estate deal.”

“A lot of things can be done,” Trump told reporters in Morristown, New Jersey, after wrapping up a 10-day vacation at his private golf club. He noted that owning Greenland “would be nice” for the United States from a strategic perspective, but he cautioned: “It’s not number one on the burner, I can tell you that.”

Trump’s desire to buy Greenland, which is part of the kingdom of Denmark, was first reported last week by the Wall Street Journal. Two people with direct knowledge of the directive told The Washington Post that the president has mentioned the idea for weeks, and that aides are waiting for more direction before they decide how seriously they should look into it.

Trump is scheduled to visit Denmark in two weeks, although he said Sunday that his visit is not related to his interest in Greenland.

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Read more: https://www.pressherald.com/2019/08/18/trump-confirms-hes-interested-in-buying-greenland/

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Reply Trump confirms he's interested in buying Greenland (Original post)
jpak Aug 18 OP
Sneederbunk Aug 18 #1
Throck Aug 18 #2
underpants Aug 18 #11
liberalmuse Aug 18 #3
lordsummerisle Aug 18 #5
JDC Aug 18 #8
Ghost Dog Aug 19 #27
Loge23 Aug 18 #4
Retrograde Aug 19 #20
smirkymonkey Aug 19 #21
Scarsdale Aug 19 #24
SCVDem Aug 18 #6
TDale313 Aug 18 #7
RainCaster Aug 18 #10
Backseat Driver Aug 19 #18
cstanleytech Aug 18 #13
dweller Aug 18 #9
cstanleytech Aug 18 #12
RKP5637 Aug 18 #15
Maggiemayhem Aug 19 #28
democratisphere Aug 18 #14
LisaL Aug 18 #16
Aussie105 Aug 19 #17
crazytown Aug 19 #19
greyl Aug 19 #22
bucolic_frolic Aug 19 #23
yellowcanine Aug 19 #25
Botany Aug 19 #26
malthaussen Aug 19 #29
geralmar Aug 19 #32
duforsure Aug 19 #30
0rganism Aug 19 #31
Marcuse Aug 19 #33
FiveGoodMen Aug 20 #37
0rganism Aug 20 #38
Haggis for Breakfast Aug 19 #34
Steelrolled Aug 20 #35
Polybius Aug 20 #36
Generic Other Aug 20 #39

Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:11 PM

1. Hopefully he will occupy a lot of his time with this.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:13 PM

2. Probably just wants the mileage points on his credit card.

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Response to Throck (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:55 PM

11. ✅

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:13 PM

3. I'm wondering if he believes in global warming.

It seems like a good place for the billionaires to retire when the plebes start coming for them behind their gated communities. /s

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:23 PM

5. Exactly was I was thinking

Greenland and all of those abandoned missile silos in the midwest that are being converted into havens for the super-rich...

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:39 PM

8. Yeah

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 08:57 AM

27. He is at least aware, because told, that the Arctic is warming.

The consequences of that are, truly, enormous on every level.

Climatologically: Stimulates positive feedback forcing further global atmospheric and oceanic warming with all the consequences that will bring... But he doesn't want to have to think about that. To be fair, the same applies to so many, still.

Geostrategically (the Arctic as true center of gravity of the world):



Militarily: It's Russia over there, with just Canada and Greenland and water in between...

Mineral Resource extraction and associated contamination opportunities: enormous.

Value as political theater in the forthcoming elections: Hmmm. A simple issue his base can understand. Why not 'do a deal' and take Nunavut too?

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:22 PM

4. "essentially, it's a large real estate deal"

This whole idea is nothing more than a batshit crazy fantasy.
That it has become a "thing" is a sad indictment of how far down the rabbit hole we have all gone in this country.

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Response to Loge23 (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 02:55 AM

20. Actually, it isn't "just a real estate deal"

It's not like Trump can just write a check and the land automatically becomes part of this country. The US has bought territories from other nations before - the Louisiana Purchase and Alaska to name two. Purchasing a territory involves international treaties, which in turn require the approval of 2/3 of the Senate. Not to mention what would likely be a very large amount of money that Congress would have to allocate.

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Response to Loge23 (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 03:56 AM

21. Thank YOU!

That people are even taking this seriously just baffles me. Am I the only one that is going "WTF"? It would be interesting to know who put this bee in his bonnet and if they did it just to fuck with him. There is so much wrong with the idea I don't even know where to start.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #21)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 07:42 AM

24. Where would the cash come from?

Oh, right. The treasury is the tRump family personal bank account. Hey, Donald, start with Ireland, then move on to Scotland, then England. When you are out of office, you can claim them all as your own personal purchases. What the HELL does this clown use for BRAINS?? At least Saint Ronnie had competent people around him when he sank into dementia. tRump is surrounded by people as crazy as he is. Probably as addled as he is. Wilbur Ross, Larry Kudlow, Bolton, Ghouliani are all at "that age".

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:24 PM

6. Someone has to ask him in public

to name the capital of Greenland. I didn't even know. It's Nuuk.

Also he needs to explain who holds the purse strings in our government.

Damn dictator thinks he can do whatever he wants.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:34 PM

7. Post-Presidency escape plan?

Somewhere to slither off too to escape any legal issues? Just a thought.

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:48 PM

10. We have an extradition treaty with Denmark

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 12:58 AM

18. But I suspect two layers of legal extradition nonsense if he'd opt to

develop his brand on the Faroe Islands which Denmark claims as well. Apparently, there's only a single small prison or perhaps none.

From on-line reading and photos, it's a lovely peaceful place, though I suspect he might have some trouble locating suitable sites for panoramic 18 holes. Then there's that wicked constant sea breeze, lol!

It's a well-functioning country within a country with their own local rule of law but Danish higher court decision-making, and their own visa and immigration requirements which island leadership controls, not Denmark, except in areas islanders have so chosen or modeled. The Islands hold separate trade agreements by contract with other nations or with specific vendors and may make their own treaties should the need arise. Islanders have Nordic-Celtic roots like unto Momma and Daddy Dearest, if you give credence to Daddy being Norwegian, LOL! Although they have their own national language, Faroese, most of the population is multi-lingual, with some English, Dutch, and other Germanic and Scandinavian tongues mostly, being islands with a 95% white population of roughly 50K with more sheep than people and few PoC. Youth have tended to leave for at least a European experience; some never return. Sadly, having more men than women, the country's desperate men advertised for Asian(?) brides from the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand on dating sites; just right for branded salons, no? So there's that. Only one airport serves the island nations. The weather is changeable, windy and temperate but on the cool side, good wool sweater weather with Atlantic storms most of the year. Mukluks are unnecessary but rain gear is. There are no truly native wild animals save for rats that came shoreside from fishing vessels and no forests to rake or burn. Birding is a very popular tourist activity (Puffins). Ethic festivals with lots of music are also popular. Only imported landscaping trees throw shade or block views of lichen and moss-covered craggy old volcanic basalt cliffs. Modern technology has been implemented in cities and infrastructure, roads, tunnels, and bridges are well-maintained. Fishing is still done; one can even go whaling. Merchants offer a variety of modern goods and services. Yes, shopping!



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Response to TDale313 (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:57 PM

13. Well if he is a Russian asset and Putin wants to truly cripple the US buying something

the size of Greenland would do it.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:40 PM

9. he's damn dog set

on bankrupting a large chunk of ice ...

he's beyond insane 😖

✌🏼

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:56 PM

12. *Head thumping on keyboard* Its hard to believe how many morons still support this idiot.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 11:00 PM

15. K&R!!! Absolutely incredible. n/t

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #12)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 09:20 AM

28. I agree.

It must be those brainwashed easily confused sops who watch Fox. Murdoch should be tried as a traitor.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:59 PM

14. Greenland already told drumpf Greenland is not for sale.

End of another drumpfian ridiculous sh'tshow.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 11:43 PM

16. I think buying the moon is much more exciting.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 12:50 AM

17. Would they take an IOU?

The US is pretty much broke and up to it's eyeballs in gazillion dollars of debt.

https://usdebtclock.org/

Don't look if large, red numbers scare you.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 01:47 AM

19. Number 1 on the burner is putting people in burners

if nationalist history is anything to go by.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 04:03 AM

22. This is a stupid distraction. nt

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 06:34 AM

23. He's really after our National Parks

Greenland is a trial balloon to prime the public's mind

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 08:32 AM

25. "It's not number one on the burner, I can tell you that." Okay that proves it is a high priority.

Trump tells the truth whenever he "protests too much." And this makes sense. He sees Greenland as just another real estate deal where he can use other people's money to score big. All of his other "presidential legacies" are turning sour - this is the Next Big Thing. Or it could just be another case of hollering "Squirrel!" Given that it is Trump, both could be true.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 08:52 AM

26. Sir Donny of Dumbfuck, "essentially, it's a large real estate deal."

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 10:44 AM

29. He saw Greenland on a Mercator projection...

... and said, "Wow, this shit is bigger than America. I want it."

-- Mal

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 01:52 PM

30. More fake news put out by trump

He uses the media by putting these stories out to redirect attention away from Putin , Epstein, corruption by him and his family, and Cabinet, and the media still promotes it for him. They are still being played by him, and Putin. In this respect they are promoting fake news, only its his that he puts out.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 02:08 PM

31. remember, calling it "sewer's folly" is rude and totally uncalled-for

one wouldn't just go around making crude 4th-grade puns about matters of state. maybe if you're the president it's okay.

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Response to 0rganism (Reply #31)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 05:58 PM

33. The land is under sea level due to the weight of ice. After meltdown the mountains will be islands.

Unless the depressed bedrock “springs” up first.

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #37)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 02:28 PM

38. lol

yeah real mature of me, i know

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 10:52 PM

34. REMOVE HIM NOW.

BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 12:12 AM

35. I don't know who is having the biggest laugh over this.

I don't understand why everyone falls for this kind of stuff -- Trump is enjoying it.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 01:02 PM

36. Good

Two more Democratic Senators in the future.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 03:02 PM

39. And then there's this straight from the horse's ass

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