Daniel Dresner’s laughable column in the Aug. 20 Citizen about U.S. President Donald Trump’s wish to buy Greenland ignores the fact it would take a dollar value somewhere in the neighbourhood of say $23 trillion, roughly comparable to the U.S. national debt ceiling. Given the fresh water resources and other mineral resources there, and so many arid states in Trump’s voter base I am reminded of NAWAPA, (North American Water and Power Authority), in the 1960s where the U.S. wanted to dam up the whole Rocky Mountain Trench to water the U.S. Southwest.
Could this be a return to America becoming great by returning to it’s exploitive past?
Or does he think Congress will endorse this idea and give him money he can redirect to building a wall?
More likely Trump’s thinking is much simpler. He may want to switch channels given economic wars with China, falling stock prices, likely personal tax revelations or a small country like Denmark saying no to him – an answer he termed “nasty.” I guess in his warped thinking calling Hillary Clinton “Crooked Hillary” or firing staff for disagreeing with him isn’t nasty?
Calling the last election “rigged” before his winning results and still accepting the result shows a man of no conviction. Had his son-in-law or daughter been killed in the Saudi embassy in Turkey, rather than a Muslim American journalist, we might really have seen “nasty.”
As likely as not, Trump wants to buy Greenland because his Aryan cohorts have probably told him all the bears in that region are white with no blacks or browns to deal with, not unlike his treatment of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
Alan Martin, Prince George