The White House’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, recently confirmed that President Trump is seriously exploring the possibility of purchasing Greenland. Kudlow, Director of the U.S. National Economic Council, told Dana Perino during an interview on “Fox News Sunday” that the president is interested in the ‘huuuge’ arctic island due to the enormous strategic value it would bring to the national security and economic interests of the United States. He added, “Denmark owns Greenland. Denmark is an ally. Greenland is a strategic place up there and they’ve got a lot of valuable minerals. I don’t want to predict it now. I’m just saying the president, who knows a thing or two about buying real estate, wants to take a look at a potential Greenland purchase. Look, it’s an interesting story. It’s developing. We’re looking at it. We don’t know.” Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark. Denmark, naturally, says Greenland isn’t for sale. But one never knows, does one?
And what’s not to love about Greenland? It is essentially one massive sheet of ice. The sun doesn’t rise at all in December and January. Its national dish is boiled seal meat, rice and onions. In Nuuk, the capital city on the balmy southwest coast, July is the only month with an average high of 50 degrees Fahrenheit or more. (The average high is exactly 50 degrees Fahrenheit). Greenland is known as “Kalaallit Nunaat,” or the Land of People. As of 2017 there were exactly 56,171 of them. Total. It is the 12th largest nation on Earth physically, but the least densely populated, with a 2019 density of 0.357 per square mile.
What’s next for the Real Estate Mogul-in-Chief? Perhaps he has eyes on Antarctica? My guess is he wants to purchase Baffin Island from Canada. And Ellesmere Island, too. And why not? Greenland, Antarctica, Baffin Island, Ellesmere Island… all do have strategic worth.
If the U.S. doesn’t buy them, you can be sure that Russia or China will try to steal or annex them. And that wouldn’t be good for anyone, especially those that live there.