“I can reveal to you that several months ago, I met with the Danish ambassador and I proposed that they sell Greenland to us,” said Tom Cotton.
“Obviously, the right decision for this country,” Cotton said when asked about a deal for Greenland and he went on to explain why.
He said Greenland is “vital to our national security” due to its strategic location (we have an airbase on Greenland) and its vast mineral wealth affords it huge economic potential.
“Anyone who can’t see that is blinded by Trump derangement,” he added. Correct.
From The Hill: President Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to postpone a state visit to Denmark, accusing the country’s prime minister of making a “nasty and inappropriate statement” in rejecting his desire to discuss possibly purchasing Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory.
“I thought it was a very not nice way of saying something. They could have just told me no,” Trump told reporters at the White House before departing for an event in Kentucky.
“All they had to say was we’d rather not do that,” he added. “Don’t say, what an absurd idea that would be.”
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Tuesday criticized Trump for suggesting the U.S. might be interested in purchasing Greenland, calling the idea “absurd.”
“Greenland is not Danish. Greenland is Greenlandic. I persistently hope that this is not something that is seriously meant,” Frederiksen told reporters.