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In the 'Danish Capital of America,' Trump's desire to buy Greenland gets a collective shrug

SOLVANG, Calif. - After posing for photos with her family by a statue of Danish fairy-tale writer Hans Christian Andersen, Kat Grant pondered what President Donald Trump could do with Greenland, should he buy the icy island from Denmark.

He could put some condos there, said Grant, 38, from Culver City. Maybe slap a catchy new logo on Greenland merchandise.

"People would wear green hats instead of red hats," she said. "Make Greenland Green Again!"

The thought made her, and just about everyone else, laugh. But Trump was not joking.

This weekend, the president confirmed reports that he was, in fact, dead serious about buying Greenland, an autonomous territory that is part of the Kingdom of

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