Greenland

Trump’s Deal for Denmark Wasn’t Deft–Or Daft

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

How did America acquire her vast territory? By revolution, purchase, invasions, annexations, war, theft and expulsions — of French, British, Mexicans, Spanish and Native Americans. Quite a record. While Trump’s diplomacy in the Greenland matter was not as deft as Seward’s in acquiring Alaska, the attitude exhibited would not be unfamiliar to many of the great men in our history. And the cancellation of Trump’s state visit to Copenhagen aside, this issue of Greenland’s future has been tabled. It is not going away. Methinks the Danes are headed for interesting times.

Trump can see Greenland from his house

Sarah Palin, Breitbart

It’s precisely because of Greenland’s strategic location that we put our northernmost military base there. The Thule Air Force base is crucial to our nation’s missile defense system. Again, is it any wonder why China is so eager to get a foothold in Greenland? As William Seward knew when he purchased Alaska from the Russians, controlling a strategic location allows the United States to establish a forward base and prevent our enemies from doing the same. So, as a matter of national security as well as economic prosperity, it makes sense for the United States to have a strong footprint in Greenland.

Buying Greenland: Trump haters mock the idea, but China is paying attention

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

The usual panic from the jealous chattering class over Greenland once again reveals the Democrats and envious Trump haters’ biggest unforced error — constantly underestimating Donald Trump. This requires deliberately maintaining a remarkable ignorance about the economic and national security issues we face as a nation. In 2017, Greenland’s prime minister flew to China and asked, “Chinese state-run banks to finance the new commercial airports." While Democrats and resisters continue to chase their tails, it would serve them well to stop and admit that American exceptionalism is back. For everyone.