Trump wanted to 'swap' Puerto Rico for Greenland: ex-official - 2020-08-19

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F0.png Trump wanted to 'swap' Puerto Rico for Greenland: ex-official August 19, 2020, AFP, CTV News

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to sell Puerto Rico or swap it for Greenland because he viewed the territory as dirty and poor, a former senior administration official said Wednesday.

Miles Taylor, who was chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security, said Trump expressed those views as the government undertook support operations after two massive hurricanes ravaged the Caribbean island in 2017.

Taylor told MSNBC that just before one 2018 trip by officials, Trump, who had regularly talked about acquiring Greenland from Denmark, seriously suggested he could trade away Puerto Rico.

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{{cite news | title = Trump wanted to 'swap' Puerto Rico for Greenland: ex-official | url = https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/world/trump-wanted-to-swap-puerto-rico-for-greenland-ex-official-1.5071021 | work = AFP | publisher = CTV News | date = August 19, 2020 | accessdate = November 8, 2021 }}