Updated Aug 16, 2019 7:51 PM EDT
Kulusuk, Greenland — CBS News has confirmed President Trump asked his aides and White Property counsel to appear into the possibility of . Sources told CBS News that Mr. Trump is interested in Greenland’s strategic and military significance.
The U.S. currently has an air base in northern Greenland and in this tiny coastal hamlet of Kulusuk.
The spectacular, resource-wealthy island is a Danish territory. Denmark’s government mentioned Friday, in essence, “Thanks, but no thanks.”
CBS News flew out to a glacier to meet scientists functioning in remote Greenland. Denise and David Holland with New York University have been shocked by the notion.
“This is news to us!” mentioned Denise Holland. “I assume you need to speak to Denmark. They would not be content!”
She was correct.
“Perhaps we need to invest in California,” mentioned Søren Espersen, a member of Denmark’s parliament joked Friday.
CBS News located residents who weren’t specifically enthusiastic about the U.S. taking additional ground.
“Trump is possibly a small crazy,” mentioned Anders Kuitse, a resident in Kulusuk.
This would not be the very first time the U.S. attempted to invest in Greenland. Back in 1867, the State Division created an inquiry back, and following Globe War II, former President Harry Truman presented to invest in Greenland for $100 million dollars. Each attempts failed.
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