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Thursday, August 22, 2019

President Trump defended the idea of buying Greenland " derided by critics within the United States and rejected by Denmark, which controls it " in part by saying the idea first came from President Harry Truman.

Is that so?

The short answer: Yes " but it's complicated.

The long answer:

...Trump sought to make the case that his plan to buy Greenland was not, in fact, absurd, because he wasn't the first to come up with the idea. The administration of President Harry Truman pitched a sale to Copenhagen in 1946, in a story told in documents contained in the National Archives and revealed in 1991 by The Associated Press.

But the Truman administration did so under Cold War secrecy and no one learned about it for decades. There was no open bid and rejection as with Trump's attempt.

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic

The situation in Truman's time also was very different for other reasons....

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I've been looking for the part of Denmark's comments that would be seen by Pres Trump as "nasty."

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-08-22 11:59 AM | Reply

I love how these fact checking sites are full of spin these days. If it's a person they like, then they'd have an unequivocal "TRUE" highlighted at the top of their page. Otherwise it's "MIXED" or "UNPROVEN" or full of qualifiers before they go on to explain why Yes does not mean Yes. This is true for "fact-checkers" on both sides.

#2 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-08-22 12:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

'I've been looking for the part of Denmark's comments that would be seen by Pres Trump as "nasty."'

Sounds like Trump just being his usual little orange manchild.

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-08-22 12:15 PM | Reply

#1, it was the part where they told him "no."

#4 | Posted by qcp at 2019-08-22 12:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I've been looking for the part of Denmark's comments that would be seen by Pres Trump as "nasty."

#1 | Posted by LampLighter

I think it has more to do with the gender of the person toward whom he's directing his ire.

OCU

#5 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-08-22 12:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It was the part where the idea was called absurd.
www.cnn.com
The Danish Prime Minister called Donald Trump's interest in buying Greenland "absurd"

#6 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-08-22 12:59 PM | Reply

@#6 ... It was the part where the idea was called absurd. ...

Really? That's what got his dander up?

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-08-22 01:04 PM | Reply

Well, it appears that the Republican National Congressional Committee (NRCC) is fund-raising off the idea of the United States somehow gaining possession of Greenland:

GOP Groups are Fundraising with Greenland-US Shirts: 'Support Trump And His Efforts to Help America Grow!'

www.newsweek.com

OCU

#8 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-08-22 01:34 PM | Reply

I wonder if the people who live on Greenland would have any choice in Pres Trump's plan?


#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-08-22 01:44 PM | Reply

If they held a plebiscite on whether the citizens of Greenland were willing to allow their island to be acquired/annexed by the United States, who's to say that Russia wouldn't try to tinker with the outcome?

OCU

#10 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-08-22 02:02 PM | Reply

There's nothing wrong with offering to buy a large Island.

Trump simply isn't the kind of guy you sell ANYTHING of value to.

#11 | Posted by Tor at 2019-08-22 03:32 PM | Reply

@#5 ... I think it has more to do with the gender of the person toward whom he's directing his ire. ...

Browsing through the search engine, I think you may be on to something.

It seems that Pres Trump tends to use the word "nasty" when describing strong, accomplished women with whom he disagrees or who disagree with him.

It seems to have little to do with what is or was said, and everything to do with, as you note, the gender.

Interesting.

#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-08-22 05:37 PM | Reply

For what it's worth:

Here's A Running List Of The Women Trump Has Demeaned Using The Word Nasty'

The president of the United States deploys the insult to tar women who don't bend to his will.

www.huffpost.com

OCU

#13 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-08-22 06:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

There's a bidding war on eBay in Denmark to buy the U.S. :)

#14 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-08-23 12:33 AM | Reply

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