Thoughts & Essays

So, I thought this was gonna turn out to be BS, but no, Trump actually wants to buy Greenland.

Washington Post: Trump confirms he’s interested in buying Greenland

“A lot of things can be done,” Trump told reporters in Morristown, N.J., after wrapping up a 10-day vacation at his private golf club. He noted that owning Greenland “would be nice” for the United States from a strategic perspective, but he cautioned: “It’s not number one on the burner, I can tell you that.”

Sure, why not. Let’s just randomly buy another country. We don’t have anything else we could be spending those billions on, like health care, college, the opioid crisis, social security, the SNAP program…

Actually, if you have a minute, you should read this excellent answer on Reddit about why we’d want to buy Greenland: Part One, Part Two. If you really want to dig in, the whole comment thread is full of interesting stuff.

(Photo credit: Greenland Reflections, Markus Trienke.)