It all started with a tweet: Donald Trump mused about buying Greenland, and the reaction was predictable!
The world's media condemned the idea as ludicrous and a sign that there's a mad man operating in the White House.
IS BUYING GREENLAND REALLY A CRAZY IDEA?
Well, The Rebel has sent Jessica Swietoniowski to Greenland to find out what the locals think — has anyone thought to ask them?
We want to learn more about that country and to test the waters — is Trump's idea really that crazy? What do Greenlanders actually think of Trump's proposal (and not what the "fake news" media tells them to think)? What is Greenland really like? And what would the advantages (and disadvantages) be if it did, in fact, become the USA's 51st state?
We'll be posting all of Jessica's reports from this fascinating country to this website in the coming days!
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Best moments from Jessica in Greenland
September 13, 2019 — It all started with Trump making an offer to buy Greenland from Denmark.
Family life in Greenland: How children learn to hunt and fish
September 10, 2019 — Aka Bendtsen is a born and raised Greenlander and mother of four who told me about how hunting and fishing works for families in Greenland.
Greenland biz leader: Denmark connection is family, not just economy
September 6, 2019 — Henrik Leth is the Chairman of Polar Seafood Greenland and the Chairman of the Greenland Business Association.
Ordering (well-done) muskox and reindeer steaks in Nuuk, Greenland
September 4, 2019 — You asked for it, so I'm trying the local muskox and Rudolph's cousin.
“Make Greenland Great Again!” Locals open to American citizenship
September 3, 2019 — Greenlanders talk about Trump, and whether they would like to have an American passport.
What can Greenland do for America? Hunting, fishing and mineral wealth
September 3, 2019 — It's one thing to ask what American citizenship could offer to Greenlanders. But what does Greenland have that America wants? The island is in a strategic location in the Arctic Circle and acts as a buffer with Russia, but its qualities go far beyond its geographic position.
“Our country cannot be bought,” Trump's offer to buy Greenland “pretty rude”
September 1, 2019 — Donald Trump offered to buy the island of Greenland from Denmark, but it may not be a popular option on the streets of Nuuk.
“The only independent country is North Korea”: Greenlanders explain their relationship with Denmark
September 1, 2019 — Locals talk about what independence means and their connection the Denmark.
Trump purchase would be “Greenland giving up Denmark,” not the other way around
September 1, 2019 — The Rebel is in Greenland asking for thoughts on Trump's proposal to buy Greenland from Denmark.
Is Greenland for sale? The Rebel wants to find out!
August 31, 2019 — The Rebel is in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland right now to start our investigation into whether the people here would like to be Americans... and how much it would cost for them to sell their island.
Hello Nuuk! The Rebel travels to Greenland
August 31, 2019 — After visiting Tommy Robinson at Belmarsh Prison in the UK, it was time to start the long journey to Nuuk, the capital of Greenland!