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Tom Cotton Says he Proposed US Buy Greenland Months Ago

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Sen. Tom Cotton (Alex Edelman/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 22 August 2019 02:48 PM

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., revealed he had suggested to President Donald Trump months ago that the U.S. consider buying Greenland.

Cotton said he even met with the Danish ambassador to talk about a potential sale.

His comments came during a luncheon in Arkansas on Wednesday and were detailed in a story by Talk Business & Politics. He cited Greenland’s untold “economic potential” and noted the island is “vital to our national security.”

Cotton said the purchase of Greenland would make a lot of sense for the USA

“I can reveal to you that several months ago, I met with the Danish ambassador and I proposed that they sell Greenland to us,” he said.

Cotton added: “I told the president you should buy it as well, “He’s (Trump) heard that from me and from some other people as well."

Greenland is a semi-autonomous territory of Denmark.

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called the idea of selling it to the U.S. "an absurd discussion."

Trump has canceled his Sept. 2-3 visit to Denmark.

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Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., revealed he had suggested to President Donald Trump months ago that the U.S. consider buying Greenland.
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