Ok, so what do you guys think about this? I'll admit, my initial thought to the news of this was that it was a silly idea and probably was a joke. However, after doing some brief research, I think it could actually be a really good move. The article below gives some good points about why it's a great idea: Buying Greenland isn't a good idea — it's a great idea Not like there isn't precedence for the US purchasing land. My guess though on why the media outlets are discussing this now is so that the majority of them could ridicule Trump and try and make it harder for him to negotiate a deal. Now that Denmark is aware of the deal before they even presented the idea officially.