US pitches plan to have consulate in Greenland

  • US pitches plan to have consulate in Greenland

US pitches plan to have consulate in Greenland

Citing the purchase of Greenland as an economically beneficial move for the USA and the semi-autonomous Danish territory itself, Cotton defended the President for being "crazy like a fox" when "his critics predictably derided him as insane".

The United States should purchase Greenland from Denmark because China "understands not only Greenland's geographic importance but also its economic potential", Sen.

"After news leaked last week that President Trump had expressed interest in acquiring Greenland from Denmark, his critics predictably derided him as insane. Greenland is rich in a wide array of mineral deposits, including rare-earth minerals - resources critical to our high-tech and defense industries", Cotton writes after detailing China's failed efforts to establish military bases in Greenland.

"China now dominates the market in these minerals and has threatened to withhold them from us to gain leverage in trade negotiations", he argued.

Trump lashes out at "nasty" Danish PM over refusal to sell Greenland US President Donald Trump is not happy with the "nasty" manner in which he was publicly rebuffed by the Danish PM after she rejected outright his offer to "buy" Greenland, and he's not staying quiet about it. Greenland is not Danish.

On Tuesday, Trump tweeted: "Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen's comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time...."