Dreaming of owning an island? You’ll soon be in an ocean of regret
Just throw greenbacks at Greenland, right? But Trump wouldn’t be the first to find a less-than-perfect reality
The least densely populated country on Earth, dark frozen winters, peat bogs and, in summer, mosquitoes so big they can bite you through a fleece – the charms of Greenland are not immediately apparent to a man like Donald J Trump.
Still, all that and its lack of golf courses aside has not deterred the US president from making an audacious bid to buy the island.
Last his week his much-publicised proposal – which in typically understated form involved tweeting a photograph of a fishing village replete with a gold-plated Trump Tower plonked in the middle, accompanied by the caption “I promise not to do this to Greenland” – sparked a full-blown diplomatic incident with Denmark, which governs the region as an autonomous overseas territory, and resulted in the cancellation of a presidential trip...