Foreign Policy reports:
The United States is one step closer to establishing a permanent diplomatic outpost in the Arctic by allocating money for a consulate in Greenland, the vast island that President Donald Trump once openly suggested buying, according to a federal budget proposal revealed this week. The administration’s budget proposal allocates $587,000 to construct the new U.S. consulate.
Greenland, the sparsely populated autonomous island governed by Denmark, was thrust into the national media spotlight after Trump floated a colonial-style plan last year to buy the island from the Nordic country. The president abruptly canceled a planned trip to Copenhagen after the Danish government made clear Greenland was not for sale, causing a brief and unusual strain in the U.S.-Danish relationship.
Trump couldn’t find Greenland on a map of Greenland.