One of the best purchases ever. But they thought being historically stupid would buttress their argument to attack Trump when in fact it shows the wisdom of such purchases.
CNN stated that the 1867 purchase of Alaska by the United States “didn’t work out so well” in an analysis article outlining potential problems if the U.S. pursued the purchase of Greenland.
“One of the last times the United States bought land from a foreign country was in 1867, when Seward orchestrated the purchase of Alaska from the Russians for $7.2 million,” reporter Chris Cillizza wrote. “It didn’t work out so well — and has gone down as ‘Seward’s Folly’ in the history books.”
On Friday evening, the language of the article was adjusted to remove the sentence, “It didn’t work out so well.” The new version stated that the purchase of Alaska was “heavily criticized.”