If Elected, Trump Could Try To Buy Greenland Again

(ConservativeSense.com) – Donald Trump may attempt to buy Greenland from Denmark if re-elected to the White House, according to a London-based think tank. Having secured the required delegates and his place as the GOP Presidential candidate, political observers have begun speculating about moves he could make in a second term. Alan Mendoza, executive director of The Henry Jackson Society in Britain, believes buying Greenland could be on his agenda. He also believes it would be a wise move.

Mendoza said the idea is not as radical as it seems, noting Trump’s previous attempt to purchase the territory. Greenland is home to several natural resources and could be a key military base in the Arctic region. Furthermore, the US already provides security for the island, which is around three times the size of Texas.

Trump floated the idea of buying the land in 2019, but Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen dismissed it as absurd. “Greenland is not for sale. That’s where the conversation ends,” she said.

It is not unusual, however, for America to purchase territory from Europe, and history is littered with examples. President Thomas Jefferson bought Louisiana from France in 1803 at a cost of $15 million – an event known as the Louisiana Purchase.

In the early 1800s, Spain was a significant colonial power and controlled much of South America and some of what is now the southern United States. As revolutionaries south of the border fought for independence from Spanish rule, the colonial power began to view Florida as a burden and signed a deal with then-Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, making the Sunshine State part of a growing America.

Alaska became a US state in 1867 when Andrew Johnson bought it from Russia for $7.2 million, and in 1917, Woodrow Wilson purchased the Danish West Indies for $25 million and renamed them the US Virgin Islands.

Mr. Mendoza, nevertheless, believes a new attempt to buy Greenland would probably be unsuccessful.

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