Dashed Fjord-View Dreams Doesn’t Thwart Trump Real Estate Prop Bets

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:01 PM UTC

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 6:01 PM UTC

Maybe Denmark is playing hardball with President Trump hoping to jack-up the price of Greenland. Not liking the rebuke, he has canceled his trip abroad.
<div><p>We must have missed the ad.</p><p><strong>Not For Sale:</strong> Greenland. A scenic island about the size of Western Europe with 80 percent covered by and ice sheet. Also home to 5 glaciers, 55,000 people who live in 16 towns and settlements, and uncounted numbers of sheep, cows, and horses. Check out our fjords.</p><p>President Trump confirmed that his administration discussed purchasing Greenland with its owners in Denmark and received a chilly reception.</p><p>So chilly, that Trump has postponed plans for a state visit to Denmark when told the island, where there are only 9 hours of sunlight a day in August, isn’t available for purchase.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;I promise not to do this to Greenland! &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/03DdyVU6HA\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/03DdyVU6HA&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1163603361423351808?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;August 20, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p>He hasn’t indicated that he’ll keep trying, but <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4584&amp;book=BetOnline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top-Rated Sportsbook">BetOnline</a> thinks the purchase option remains available offering wagers on how much it would cost and if the deal would be made by the largest shopping day of the year – Black Friday on Nov. 29.</p><p>Denmark’s prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, who just happened to be in Greenland this past weekend, possibly assessing the county’s curb appeal, firmly said: “Greenland is not for sale.”</p><p>On Wednesday, the real estate mogul-in-chief, who called the proposed purchase “a large real estate deal” and suggesting the very chilly place was of strategic value to the United States, wasn’t pleased with the rebuke.</p><p>He called the prime minister “nasty” and “not very nice” when she said no.</p><p>“She’s not talking to me. She’s talking to the United States of America,” Trump said.</p><p>Maybe Trump thinks she’s playing hardball – or maybe he is by deciding to cancel his trip to Denmark.</p><p>A spokesperson for Queen Margrethe II, who had extended the original invitation to President Trump and the first lady, said the trip cancellation “came as a surprise.”</p><p>Frederiksen remarked that she was “disappointed and surprised” that Trump wasn’t coming. She said she hoped to further work with the U.S. on issues regarding the Arctic.</p><p>She told the New York Times she didn’t believe “the relationship is in crisis. … We are closely connected, and the United States is one of our most important allies. Our cooperation will only expand in strength and range.”</p><p><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4584&amp;book=BetOnline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top-Rated Sportsbook">BetOnline</a> is still offering two bets regarding the “purchase”:</p><p> </p><p><strong>If Greenland is Sold to USA What Will Be Price</strong></p><ul> <li> <p>Over 1 Trillion -120</p> </li> <li> <p>Under 1 trillion -120</p> </li></ul><p><strong>Our Pick:</strong> Over 1 Trillion</p><p> </p><p><strong>USA to Buy Greenland by Black Friday, Nov 29<sup>th</sup>?</strong></p><ul> <li> <p>Yes +2500</p> </li> <li> <p>No -10000</p> </li></ul><p><strong>Our Pick:</strong> Nope</p></div>
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