Why would Trump want to buy Greenland?

In the span of five days, the idea of the United States buying Greenland went from one step above rumor to grounds for cancelling a state visit to Denmark.  Talking with reporters on the White House south lawn Aug. 21, President Donald Trump said it was “just an idea,” but a good one. He then pivoted to the Danish reaction to the sale of its territory. “I thought the prime minister's statement that it was an absurd idea, was nasty,” he said. “All they had to do was say, ‘No, we'd rather not do that,’ or, ‘We'd rather not talk … >>More