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Trump has ‘repeatedly expressed interest’ in buying Greenland for the US

In this Aug. 13, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak in Monaca, Pa. Trump is hoping to woo New Hampshire into his column heading into 2020. The president will visit the state on Thursday to hold a reelection rally. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Associated Press

  • President Donald Trump is interested in buying Greenland for the US, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.
  • Greenland, an autonomous territory of Denmark, is in an important geopolitical territory and the site of the US military's northernmost base.
  • Former President Harry Truman attempted to buy Greenland for $100 million in gold in 1946, but Denmark refused.
  • Trump is making his first trip to Denmark as president in September.
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President Donald Trump has discussed the prospect of purchasing Greenland, the world's largest island, on multiple occasions, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

The Journal, citing people familiar with the deliberations, said Trump has "repeatedly expressed interest" in buying Greenland with "varying degrees of seriousness."See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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