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Discussion in 'Politics' started by Here4money, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Here4money


    strikes again...

    Trump aides look into U.S. purchasing Greenland after directives from president

    President Trump has pushed top aides to investigate whether the U.S. government can purchase the giant, ice-smothered island of Greenland, two people with direct knowledge of the directive said.

    The presidential request has bewildered aides, some of whom continue to believe it isn’t serious, but Trump has mentioned it for weeks. The two people with knowledge of the presidential demand spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to reveal such White House planning.

    As with many of Trump’s internal musings, aides are waiting for more direction before they decide how seriously they should look into it.

    Among the things that have been discussed is whether it is even legal, what the process would be for acquiring an island that has its own government and population, and where any money to purchase a giant landmass would originate.

    Trump’s interest in acquiring Greenland was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

    According to the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, Greenland is 2.2 million square kilometers, with 1.7 million of that covered in ice. It has considerable natural resources, such as coal and uranium, but only 0.6 percent of the land is used for agriculture. It has around 58,000 residents, making it one of the world’s smallest countries by population.

    It is a self-governing country that is part of the kingdom of Denmark. Trump is scheduled to visit Denmark in two weeks.

    Trump has touted his career as a real estate developer during the 2016 presidential campaign and made clear that he has retained an eye for real estate opportunities during his tenure in the White House. For example, he has said that North Korea could build famous hotels and resorts along its oceanfront properties, even though many foreigners are afraid to visit the country out of fear for their lives.

    Typically, Congress must appropriate money before the White House can use it, but Trump has already shown a willingness to get around those restrictions.

    Some on Thursday night responded to the news with incredulity; others, with support.

    “This idea isn't as crazy as the headline makes it seem,” Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) said in a tweet. “This a smart geopolitical move. The United States has a compelling strategic interest in Greenland, and this should absolutely be on the table.”

    Most, however, responded with mockery.

    Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) shared a news story about Trump’s idea and mused: “A Great place for his ‘presidential’ library.”

    And Jonah Goldberg, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, tweeted that MAGA — the acronym for Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan — is “an an anagram of Make Greenland American Already.”
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  3. Now we know Trump has gone batshit crazy:

    Trump Tweet:
    The Fake News Media is doing everything they can to crash the economy because they think that will be bad for me and my re-election. The problem they have is that the economy is way too strong and we will soon be winning big on Trade, and everyone knows that, including China!

    Media controls the is mentally handicapped and so are those who believe the above haha.
  4. Forget Greenland. Purchase Venezuela! Give Maduro a wad of case to get out. What do you think?
  5. Better oceanfront property down there...
  6. Here4money


    Kudlow: Trump 'wants to take a look' at buying Greenland

    White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow confirmed on Sunday that the Trump administration is “looking at” purchasing Greenland following reports of its interest last week.

    “Denmark owns Greenland. Denmark is an ally. Greenland is a strategic place. They’ve got a lot of valuable minerals,” Kudlow told guest host Dana Perino on "Fox News Sunday."

    “The president, who knows a thing or two about buying real estate, wants to take a look,” he added.

    Dana asks Larry Kudlow about purchasing Greenland "The President knows a thing or two about buying real estate" #FNS

    — FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) August 18, 2019
  7. Kudlow has all of the necessary credentials to be a Trump apologist/surrogate/enthusiast: He's a fucking moron.
  8. Here4money


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    Trump: ‘$700M’ cost of Greenland is ‘hurting Denmark very badly’
    “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 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.”

    “So they carry it at a great loss. And strategically for the United States it would be nice,” Trump added.
  10. Here4money


    #10     Sep 27, 2019