Is Greenland for sale? Is that crazy? Watch Jessica Swietoniowski's investigation in Greenland!

Jessica SwietoniowskiRebel Correspondent

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.


After all, the United States bought Alaska from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million! And there was the Louisiana Purchase in 1803!

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! 


But we need your help to recoup the cost of this trip! 

We’ve put Jessica up in an Airbnb — so that’s her flights to Nuuk (connecting through Iceland because there are no direct flights from Toronto), her accommodation, her transit across Greenland and meals. 

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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!

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commented 2019-09-07 05:15:15 -0400
Mr. President would you, could you, please buy Alberta we are open to offers of any kind.
Please Mr. President pretty please!
commented 2019-09-06 01:13:35 -0400

commented 2019-09-03 22:33:12 -0400
President Trump should make an offer to groper boy he couldn’t refuse. Groper boy doesn’t like Alberta anyhow & wants it too fail. He didn’t even mention it on canada day so he shows his true feelings about Alberta & the west in general.
commented 2019-09-03 18:28:31 -0400
We should invite them to become a territory of Canada !
Max, are you listening?
commented 2019-09-03 11:41:07 -0400
@ Andrew . . . . still trying to baffle us with BS . . . . lol
Trump was right about Sweden, Trump was right about Iran, Trump was right about Comey, Trump was right about the Border Wall . . . & Trump is right about Greenland.
Trump is the first US President to deal with the thieving Chinese corrupticrats . . . u know . . . Justin’s friends . . . lol
Today the USA is doing very well . . . . Canada is going the other way . . . 0.1% GDP the result of far-left idiocy.
commented 2019-09-02 11:56:20 -0400
With Greenland being under Home Rule and a Common Law Territory of Greenland, all that should be needed is a Plebiscite initiated by The People of Greenland or Referendum introduced by a elected leader , and Greenland could become a Territory or State of The USA.
commented 2019-09-01 20:17:20 -0400
As the one woman stated we would not want Donald Trump here. We have everything we want! free Schools, free health care, Free university, but everyone is poor. She summed it up and perhaps didn’t even know why. A perfect example of Social Communism!
commented 2019-09-01 17:53:21 -0400
Hmmm. Purchase Greenland ?

Purchase with what ?

Dollars, printed out of thin air ?

How about payment in gold ?
commented 2019-09-01 13:51:12 -0400
JOHN GALT JOHN GALT commented 16 hours ago
Andrew Stephenson:
You are putting yourself in the same class as Sean Penson with these comments.You can do better."

Really, I’m not going to waste my A material on this, which is just noise.

“Trump as usual is way ahead of the weak minded incoherent Leftists . . .”

I doubt there’s anything so complex there. Trump’s strategies are indeed so complex as to baffle anyone living in this reality. He says silly stuff to get into the news, that’s his MO and always has been. . A month later, the Rebel complies by sending one of their two remaining journalists to Greenland to find out that … it’s a place that exists.

Greenland isn’t a hostile power, the Danes and EU are about the friendliest allies you can get, plus, Greenland itself is far better suited to being a contributing part of a small European country than the US, where, as a territory, it would have no political say as it gets overrun by American mega-corps who pretty much do whatever they want.
commented 2019-09-01 12:07:54 -0400
@ Andrew . . . “This whole Greenland thing is just chaff.” ?
Another uninformed clueless comment . . . .
If the US took control of Greenland they would have the western & eastern Arctic under their control Which is important if you are concerned about the Russians continually moving further into the Arctic . . . Canada of course is NOT.
Then . . . there’s the fact that Greenland’s known Rare Earth deposits, other minerals as well and of course Oil & Gas deposits.
Trump as usual is way ahead of the weak minded incoherent Leftists . . .
commented 2019-09-01 11:35:27 -0400
I loathe Trudeau’s progressive Canada with it’s corrupt leader, the partisan civil service. the toadying propagandists in the MSM and the legions of mindless lemmings in the GTA-Ottawa-Montreal who vote like robots for the Liberals. I want nothing to do with them anymore. If Trump has money for Greenland, he can spare some to buy Western Canada like they bought Alaska and Louisiana. The Americans should have got Rupert’s Land in 1870 then Canadian news would only be uninteresting articles in the back pages about a backward land inhabited by frost bitten left wing imbeciles bent on taxing themselves to poverty…
commented 2019-09-01 11:17:28 -0400
If This doofus in Canada gets back in this year Alberta should become the 51st state. That is a serious suggestion!
commented 2019-09-01 09:26:51 -0400
Clever bugger that Trump. He’s been listening to Gore and Suzuki and he knows that when the Greenland glaciers melt there will be prime farmland and tropical beaches.
commented 2019-09-01 02:49:30 -0400
When will sean penson be lovingly and easily recommitted?
Further, when can all knowing andrew be committed, and not lovingly but forcefully……. soon.
It’s for your own good all knowing one.
commented 2019-08-31 22:00:26 -0400
Andrew Stephenson:
You are putting yourself in the same class as Sean Penson with these comments.You can do better.
commented 2019-08-31 21:23:55 -0400
This whole Greenland thing is just chaff. Trump was feeling ignored and wanted to see his name in the news.
commented 2019-08-31 21:16:00 -0400
commented 2019-08-31 21:10:44 -0400
This reminds me of the movie ‘Local Hero’ with Burt Lancaster as the eccentric millionaire wanting to purchase a beach in Scotland.
Only, they wanted to sell.
ps: Donald Trump only has brilliant ideas, not crazy. He doesn’t do crazy deals.
commented 2019-08-31 20:37:16 -0400
Could build some very good Concentration Camps in the northern parts of Greenland. They would be good for Muslim transgressors, Liberals and Socialist as well. When Trudeau is re elected and Trump realizes the dangers for his northern borders, he will invade Canada and send all the previously mentioned malcontents to these Concentration Camps, including Trolls like Sean Penson.
commented 2019-08-31 18:46:09 -0400
Four Rebel Media stories on this Greenland issue?

No wonder Justin will be easily and lovingly re-elected
commented 2019-08-31 18:24:30 -0400
I think Greenland might have 2 choices the USA or Xi’s Mordor
I think they should go with USA