FACT CHECK: Did Harry Truman Really Try To Buy Greenland Back In The Day?

Posted on AllSides August 22nd, 2019
From The Left
Greenland, Donald Trump

President Trump defended the idea of buying Greenland — derided by critics within the United States and rejected by Denmark, which controls it — in part by saying the idea first came from President Harry Truman.

Is that so?

The short answer:

Yes — but it's complicated.

The long answer:

Trump's acknowledgment that he really has been talking about the United States buying Greenland — and that he was offended when Denmark's prime minister called the idea "absurd" — were the jaw-dropping coda from an Aug. 16 report in The...

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