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Trump's Greenland Folly: 'Not As Simple As Buying A Resort'

Law360 (August 16, 2019, 9:12 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump spent decades affixing his name to flashy properties, but his reported interest in purchasing the autonomous territory of Greenland — while legally feasible — would be fraught with logistical, political and pragmatic hurdles.

Trump has broached the topic of purchasing Greenland, an 811,000-square-mile island situated between the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, with “varying degrees of seriousness,” according to a Thursday report from the Wall Street Journal. The White House and the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., both declined to comment on the report Friday.  

Greenland is a self-ruling territory of the Kingdom of Denmark,...

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