Trump was recently asked about reports that he wants to buy Greenland for the U.S. and he was quite frank about it.
He said it was discussed but wasn’t a priority.
The New York Post has details:
Trump: ‘$700M’ cost of Greenland is ‘hurting Denmark very badly’
President Trump on Sunday said that buying Greenland isn’t “No. 1 on the burner” but quipped that Denmark may want the US to take the world’s biggest island off its hands to save money.
“Well Greenland, I don’t know, it got released somehow, it’s just something we talked about,” Trump told reporters as he left his Bedminster, NJ, golf resort to return to Washington, referencing a Friday Wall Street Journal article about the president’s flirtation with buying Greenland.
“Denmark, essentially, owns it. We’re very good allies with Denmark, we protect Denmark like we protect large portions of the world. And so the concept came up and I said certainly, strategically it’s interesting. And we’d be interested.”
Trump then suggested that Greenland was “hurting Denmark very badly,” throwing out the figure that it cost the Danish government “$700 million.”
Watch the video:
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 18, 2019
On Monday night, Trump tweeted something funny about this.
Jon Gabriel, the editor of the conservative site Ricochet tweeted this over the weekend:
Greenland in 10 years. pic.twitter.com/akqWowauyu
— jon gabriel (@exjon) August 15, 2019
And then Trump tweeted the image:
I promise not to do this to Greenland! pic.twitter.com/03DdyVU6HA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2019