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Why Trump can’t let Greenland go

Last year, President Trump reportedly floated the idea of buying Greenland from Denmark, even after he was told it was not for sale. This summer on a trip to Denmark, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was asked again about the President’s interest in buying Greenland -- and Pompeo did not shut it down. Chris Cillizza explains what exactly is going on with Trump and Greenland, and why this idea just won’t go away. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: Wait, are we *still* trying to buy Greenland? https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/22/politics/trump-buy-greenland-pompeo/index.html Danish prime minister calls Trump's interest in buying Greenland 'absurd' https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/18/politics/us-buy-greenland-danish-prime-minister/index.html President Trump Eyes a New Real-Estate Purchase: Greenland https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-eyes-a-new-real-estate-purchase-greenland-11565904223 Danish prime minister calls Trump's interest in buying Greenland 'absurd' https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/18/politics/us-buy-greenland-danish-prime-minister/index.html ‘Greenland belongs to Greenland’: Denmark says selling world’s largest island to US is absurd https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/18/greenland-belongs-to-greenland-denmark-says-selling-worlds-largest-island-to-us-is-absurd.html About me: I was named "best dressed" in 7th grade. That, along with being CNN's editor at large and author of the daily "Point" newsletter are my proudest achievements. Look for me here every Tuesday and Thursday to find out what’s really going down in politics. CREDITS Writer: Chris Cillizza The Point team: Leigh Munsil and Allison Gordon Editor: Steven Sevilla Producer: Arielle Sacks Follow Chris on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cillizzac/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cillizzacnn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.cillizza/ Subscribe to The Point newsletter: https://www.cnn.com/specials/politics/the-point-with-chris-cillizza?source=Point_Youtube. #CNN #Cillizza #Greenland

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