And here we thought that the WSJ report on Trump wanting to buy Greenland was a joke.
Speaking on the TV circuit on Sunday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow confirmed that the US president is really mulling the purchase of world’s largest island: “It’s an interesting story,” Larry Kudlow told Fox News Sunday. “It’s developing. We’re looking at it. We don’t know.” He also reminded host Dana Perino that “years ago” another US President, Harry Truman, also considered buying the 2,166,086-sq-km island, 80 percent of which is covered with ice.
According to Kudlow, Denmark – which incorporates Greenland as a self-governed territory – should sell it to America because “Denmark is an ally.”
“Greenland is a strategic place… they’ve got a lot of valuable minerals,” he explained, and he is right: Danish surveys have found that the owner of the island would stake a claim to around 900,000 sq km of the continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean.
And on Sunday afternoon Trump himself confirmed the report was legitimate when he said speaking to reporters that Greenland is “strategically interesting” and “we’d be interested, but we’ll talk to them a little bit. It’s not No. 1 on the burner, I can tell you that,” the president said.