Donald Trump canceled his Denmark trip because they wouldn’t sell him Greenland


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Late last week, a curious story trended all over social media, and the headlines were too absurd to be believed: Donald Trump wants to buy Greenland from Denmark. This wasn’t just Ivanka Trump speaking as an unnamed source to some media outlet either – Donald Trump went on the record (during his golf vacation) on camera about his desire to buy Greenland:

President Trump confirmed Sunday that he has asked his administration to explore the possibility of buying Greenland, opining that “essentially, it’s a large real estate deal.”

“A lot of things can be done,” Trump told reporters in Morristown, N.J., after wrapping up a 10-day vacation at his private golf club. He noted that owning Greenland “would be nice” for the United States from a strategic perspective, but he cautioned: “It’s not number one on the burner, I can tell you that.”

Trump’s desire to buy Greenland, which is part of the kingdom of Denmark, was first reported last week by the Wall Street Journal. Two people with direct knowledge of the directive told The Washington Post that the president has mentioned the idea for weeks, and that aides are waiting for more direction before they decide how seriously they should look into it. Trump is scheduled to visit Denmark in two weeks, although he said Sunday that his visit is not related to his interest in Greenland. “Not for this reason at all,” he said.

[From Washington Post]

Because we don’t know who Trump meets with and speaks with, no one really knows how his senile mind caught this idea. Which Russian operative whispered “you should try to buy Greenland”? Whoever it was, it worked – Trump has been obsessed with the idea for weeks, apparently. And of course, the Greenland deal was his entire reason for visiting Denmark. So as Danish politicians were like “LOL, it’s not for sale you absolute moron,” Trump threw a tantrum and tweeted that he is canceling his trip to Denmark:

So, he very clearly canceled his trip to Denmark because THEY WOULDN’T SELL HIM GREENLAND. And because Denmark’s female prime minister Mette Frederiksen told him that Greenland is not for sale in no uncertain terms, Toddler Trump is refusing to take a state trip. It’s… all very 2019. From WaPo:

The episode was also a rare window into secret White House national security planning, albeit with a Trumpian dealmaker’s twist and an element of the surreal. Trump touts his real estate background as a primary job qualification, promising voters he can negotiate better than his predecessors and spot a good deal. But the notion of buying a part of another country was widely met with surprise and bafflement when news broke last week of Trump’s interest in the island.

Denmark’s government did not immediately respond to the visit’s cancellation, instead scheduling a news conference for Wednesday morning U.S. time. Danish lawmakers, however, were outraged. “It’s an insult from a close friend and ally,” said Micahel Aastrup Jensen of the influential center right Venstre party, who said talk of purchasing Greenland had originally been viewed by Danes as a joke, not the whole reason for the visit. Over the weekend, Frederiksen had visited Greenland and told reporters there that Trump’s idea of buying the island was “absurd.”

[From WaPo]

Just another sh-tty story in this terrible moment in American politics. No one is coming to save us. Wow, this Greenland story was really depressing in the end, right?

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  1. Betsy says:

    Well played, Denmark. Now you don’t have to have Orange Toilet in your marvelous country even for a minute.

    This is what jealous feels like.

    • ByTheSea says:

      Who told the Moronicus that Greenland was for sale??? How is this happening? and why is no one doing anything to get him out of office?? That’s what I’m concerned about. This isn’t normal and the fact that people line up to justify his every idiocy is frightening.

      • Arpeggi says:

        I’m actually surprised he knows that Greenland exists and is able to point it on a map!

      • whatWHAT? says:

        he’s that f*cking stupid that he thinks he can buy part of a country’s land. yes, HE’S THAT F*CKING STUPID.

        the reason for him not going is, I think, two-fold. he’s embarrassed himself already with the idea of buying it, both here and in Denmark, so he’s “saving face” that way. I’m actually surprised that he hasn’t yet said “I never said I wanted to buy Greenland”, since he gaslights people constantly. That’s usually his go-to in situations like this.

        AND…honestly?…he likely didn’t want to go in the first place, since most of his “state visits” go poorly and he winds up looking stupid and embarrassing himself and the US as a country, and this was an easy way out for him.

      • Algernon says:

        @ ByTheSea

        I would bet anything that it came up as an anecdote in some meeting. Truman’s administration tried to buy it after WWII, and I just know someone made a joke in a meeting, 45 heard the story, and decided he wanted to buy Greenland, not least because it would then vastly increase our size. I think I read it would make us the biggest country? You know he just wanted to be able to say he made America big again.

      • Karen Laux says:

        The Princess Bride playing in the White House Toddler TV room perhaps?

      • ArtHistorian says:

        We’re somewhat baffled in Denmark that the idea of buying a semi-autonomous part of the Realm was seriously considered.

        Denmark literally CANNOT sell Greenland. It would be illegal. However, this is something that is NOT mentioned in the international coverage of this absurd story.

        To quote a Danish politician: “Another day in Circus Trump”

      • Megan says:

        We’re living in the upside down.

      • notasugarhere says:

        At least it gives Queen Margrethe a break from having to deal with him. She looked happy and relaxed on her recent vacation to France. Now she can stay relaxed and not deal with the circus.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @ByTheSea, The only way to get this senile malevolent SOB out of office is to VOTE HIS ASS OUT!

      • Carol says:

        Jeez, this President has got to be the dumbest President in US history. He should swiped out that orange birds nest he calls hair with a dunce cap and sit in a corner.

      • MissAmerica says:

        I’m imagining it’d be akin to asking Britain to sell Australia or Canada, two sovereign countries that happen to be within a specific commonwealth. Greenland isn’t just some random island in the Florida Keys or something, it’s completely automous from Denmark, they just so happen to be part of the Danish commonwealth. And as American, and decent human being, the idea of Trump controlling such a pristine, and vital place, terrifies me to my core. Don’t even let him near it Denmark!

    • StarGreek says:

      Same.

      I wish we hadn’t an absolute clown as PM here in UK (Johnson) who will not hesitate to sell UK off to Trump when EU won’t grant him his stupid requests. What to say, deeply jealous Danish politicians have a backbone…

      • BayTampaBay says:

        GO DENMARK!

        Throw Donald J. Chump off your Christmas Card list once and for all.

      • Jane'sWastedTalent says:

        I heard the Tories are already having meetings to remove Johnson, and at most he should only last a few months. Makes me long for a parliamentary system.

    • naomipaige99 says:

      LOVE IT!!!!

    • PointingScreaming says:

      Here we are deeply ashamed @ buying First Nation’s lands hundreds years ago, displacing their culture…now the same horror is unfolding in 2019 by an “educated America”??? The US president wants to “buy” an host of people, throw money at them to kill their ancestry and way of life, and he’s punishing them for declining his insulting request?? I’ve been in shock since 2016, but now shocked shock if that’s possible to bear?

  2. Chica71 says:

    He was no match for Margrethe and the price he wanted to pay was ridiculous. Mary might be upset to miss her fashion walk through. He missed a great state dinner too

  3. Sierra says:

    Trump is no match for vikings 😂

  4. Alexandria says:

    Sell him all the McDonald’s he wants please and let him eat himself.

  5. Darla says:

    It’s just so humiliating. All Americans should be so deeply ashamed. I know his voters are too stupid to understand that, but everyone else really should be ashamed. And if you didn’t vote, you should be doubly ashamed. Don’t get me started on you 3rd partiers because I don’t speak to you people. But those who stayed home, man. At least I tried to avoid making my country a laughing stock.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      Just one more “tally mark” to add for an OBVIOUS 25th Ammendment call. WHY is no one saying “THIS IS NUTS! *HE* IS NUTS!”

      This is literally what the phrase “I’m speechless” was made for! HOW ELSE do you respond to such utter stupidity!! Esp. because you KNOW the Orange Turd MEANT IT!

      (If you haven’t seen the memes/tweets floating around Twitter about this, I suggest looking. TOO funny!)

      • Darla says:

        I know, it’s crazy. First they tried to play it off as a joke, but this guy doesn’t joke! Which makes me really VERY concerned regarding his “jokes” about a third term.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Darla- I’ve never believed the third term stuff is a joke. He wants to be a dictator. They are who he admires.

        Heaven help us if he wins a second term. He will be emboldened to try even more shenanigans.

      • Franny says:

        He sees that global warming is melting the glaciers and so there is an opportunity to sweep in like a vulture to mine the natural resources. Unfortunately, it’s just more selfish bottom feeding from the right rather than real crazy.

      • TQB says:

        All I can think of here is 25th GODDAMNED AMENDMENT PEOPLE. Forget impeachment. This guy is nuts.

      • Kitten says:

        We won’t make it through a second term. And no, he’s not kidding about trying to stay in office for as long as possible.

      • Nic919 says:

        He should have been removed from office months ago. There is more than enough to justify that he isn’t fit for office but the GOP cabinet is too corrupt and craven to do it. It’s a huge flaw in the system.

        While George Conway is probably running a grift with Kellyanne, he isn’t wrong when he shows that Dump is getting worse and more paranoid as time goes on. There was never a proper psychological and neurological examination done because had there been, the results would confirm what we can all see happening now.

    • naomipaige99 says:

      ++++++1

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Im not ashamed. Im pissed. Because my demographic (black women) showed up. Like we always do. And everyone else stayed home – or voted for Trump. We can’t save everybody on our own. People have to help us.

      • TQB says:

        Yes we do – 100%.

      • noway says:

        This is true, but we also have to keep in mind people had trouble voting. Philadelphia had long lines for miles and people left. No one including the orange cheeto thought he would win. Logically they probably looked at it and thought who cares, same with the 3rd party people. They were wrong, but it was a bit understandable if you read the polls. Still dumbfounded people are living and dying by the polls now. Remember how off the state polls were, yet they keep making it seem like he’s way behind. It was definitely a perfect storm, with some help from the I want the voting rate suppressed people. I’m worried since they know this is their path to victory what they will do with it now. My only hope is they are so incompetent maybe they will screw up cheating too

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @noway I am not talking about the disenfranchised and those who had trouble voting. I am well aware of redlining, gerrymandering and the hoops poor and black folks have to jump through to vote. That isn’t my point. Im talking about the people who consciously chose to vote for this man. And the demographics of those people tell the story loud and clear.

      • bettyrose says:

        Valiantly:
        I hear you loud and clear. Other than my partner’s family – in a far away state – I don’t know any Trump supporters, but I take full responsibility for those with demographic similarities to me who voted for him. I didn’t speak loud enough against injustice during the Obama years. I thought the world was a better place and I got complacent. My partner (who knows what his family is like) warned me and warned me, but I didn’t listen. Now – again – is the time for us all to join the get out the vote efforts. Every where. All the time.

      • MC2 says:

        I hear you too. I am ashamed of my fellow white citizens & my eyes (I am also ashamed that this didn’t happen to me sooner) have been opened. I did not believe that the bulk of white people in the US were so full of hate, rage, a skewed perspective & unearned revenge. I get it now & will never, ever forget or turn my eyes away. And I’m sorry that I didn’t fully see what you guys knew all along, cuz you live it.
        Don’t be ashamed for us, it’s our burden to carry, We should all be so pissed off.

      • Jane'sWastedTalent says:

        He lost by 3 million. I’m even skeptical about the whole Electoral College excuse- his lawyers stepped in with swiftness when recounts were attempted, and there have been a lot of stories about dubious machines. We need paper ballots.

      • Sunnydaze says:

        You are exactly right. You can’t save our asses every time largely because of the electoral college, the most ridiculous, antiquated system that has provided us two presidents that screwed us over in JUST the past 20 years. And because of this lovely electoral college we have a pool of people who have very specific interests and very specific beliefs that are dictating who will represent this country. For godsake, it’s humiliating watching every single candidate hustle like rents due yesterday competing for the attention of people in Iowa (no offense). And if there is any diversity you bet the GOP already dealt with that via gerrymandering. And personally, I hold every effing voter in Kentucky who is keeping Mitch McConnell in office personally responsible. You have people in states voting against their interests because God and guns and then get to override who Americans really want because power. It’s so disgusting. getting rid of the electoral college is the only hope we have of unifying this country.

  6. gingersnaps says:

    To be honest, they are probably relieved that they aren’t going to host dump and his grifter family over. He casts a large shadow & pollutes (literally & figuratively) the place just by his toxic presence alone.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      Sadly, a lot of money have been spent on, among other things, security preparations. Employees at the Court had to cancel holidays in order to put together a State Dinner.

      Trump basically invited himself, the Danish authorities had to scramble and now he cancels 12 days before the visit was to take place.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Watch him change his mind in a few days, demand the visit still happen, and end up costing twice as much in money and hassle.

      • Nic919 says:

        Obama will be there at the end of the month so I don’t think his staff wanted the obvious comparison.

  7. Vivienne says:

    The stupidity of this man LMAO

  8. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    I wonder if people in his circle are just trying to punk him at this point. “Lets tell Trump to buy Greenland and when he is refused lets see if he declares war on them”

    I mean damn…what a dolt.

    • Esmom says:

      Honestly, it’s as good an explanation as any.

      I read a tweet about how a reporter should challenge Trump with a question about stuff that’s completely made up and see if he even realizes it. I think we already know the answer to that.

      The idiocy is unreal. Just last night someone posted something on my son’s university parent page about how the university might be “indoctrinating” the students. It was an article from the National Review and clearly she hadn’t read it but only posted it because of their provocative headline poking fun of the “PC” approach. The article was about student employees learning ways to be less negative and more customer friendly…nothing to do with political agendas. And the number of people who instantly chimed in with “snowflake” comments and other right wing talking points who also obviously hadn’t read the article was crazy. I pointed out how the actual content of the article had nothing to do with indoctrination but with students learning sound business practices and within a few minutes the whole post was taken down.

      I just wanted to scream. Hopefully these parents’ kids will learn to think for themselves and maybe, you know, actually read.

      • Anna says:

        That’s all coded language from hard right Republicans — “indoctrinating” is a claim they’ve been making about colleges and universities pushing supposedly leftist agendas.

        Generally, if you’re arguing AGAINST accessible education and an open discussion of ideas, you’re on the wrong side of the argument. But that’s extreme right wingers for you.

      • Esmom says:

        Yes it is and I thought it was interesting that she was seizing on the opportunity to try to stir this up, just because the article mentioned our kids’ university specifically. Before it she (or someone) removed the post, she had a fair number of people agreeing with her but thankfully an equal number were trying to call her out on her BS.

        And yeah it’s funny to me that these people claim to be so afraid/insistent that universities are brainwashing their kids…yet they still send their kids to college anyway. More cognitive dissonance from the right.

      • Lightpurple says:

        They should ask if he plans to accept King T’Challa’s invitation to visit Wakanda and if he has any concerns about the things Wakanda is doing in Southern California

      • Bettyrose says:

        I really hate that fauxnews appropriated the term snowflake. It was once such a valid – non partisan – description of entitled brats that now has melted from misuse and distortion.

    • Prettykrazee says:

      I think someone told him A Johnson and Truman tried to buy it and failed. And the US needs it for strategic reasons. So he got a bee in his bonnet about doing something other US presidents failed to do. This kept him preoccupied and allowed them to run the country without his input.
      As far as who told him, I haven’t the faintest clue. I would like to know. Bc we all know he isn’t running the country.

      • noway says:

        This and I was surprised watching Bill Maher the other day he didn’t think it was that crazy cause Truman tried. Sorry it is crazy!!! One it’s not the 40′s, and rightfully the Danish Prime Minister said, the days of selling countries and populations are over. Yes I would say that should be true. May not be the top craziest things Trump has done, but it’s pretty up there as it serves no purpose whatsoever, but to make him look like an idiot. What if China decided they wanted to buy us? We are a bit messed up and China already has a big investment in the US. How would he like that? Seriously, this idiot would probably try to sell us off thinking it would be better for us.

    • phaedra7 says:

      @Lightpurple=> Just to piggyback on your comment: Maybe Dump may want to buy a planet within the Alpha or Delta Quadrant (from the “Star Trek” Universe franchise) and says he can “make a deal” with either the Klingons, Ferengis, the Cardassians and/or the Jem-Haddars! LMFAO! 🤣

  9. ErgGirl says:

    You left out “trip” in the headline and I think it makes it more accurate. Clearly he thinks Denmark is “his.” No limits for this privileged wealthy white man who is ruining everything.

  10. Becks1 says:

    I’m so embarrassed. I saw this headline and thought it was from the Onion. I know we can say that about so many headlines, but this whole Greenland thing REALLY feels like something the Onion made up.

    • Jennifer says:

      Same! I thought this was completely made up! I can’t believe he publicly tweeted that he actually intended to discuss buying Greenland. Wth.

    • Ainsley7 says:

      China has been trying to get a foothold in Greenland for trade purposes. The US stopped their latest attempt about 2 months ago. Between that and the fact that we tried to buy it in the 1940’s, I can see why a moron like him is doing what he is doing. It’s part of his stupid trade war.

    • Eliza says:

      It’s ridiculous. Why would Denmark with a much smaller percent of debt want to sell a valuable commodity that basically self sustains itself? Why would he think it’s on the table?

      Because in the unstable 1940s when land ownerships were shifting they couldn’t do it, but nearly 80 years later when land boundries in the west are stable he thought he could?

      • ArtHistorian says:

        We can’t actually sell Greenland. It would be illegal.

        However, it would be nice if the US would start to help us clean up the toxic waste that US military installations have dumped in the landscape.

  11. boredblond says:

    It’s really sad when something any normal thinking person would consider a bizarre joke turns out to be his reality. Shouldn’t be surprised that he loves the idea of buying people.

  12. Jenna says:

    Denmark, a country where racism and right wing extremism have been on a steady rise in the past few years, not to mention the Danish colonial ‘past’ in Greenland, has a lot to learn from this: for ex, that there is always a bigger bully.

    • Capepopsie says:

      Oh, so now Denmark is to blame?
      Sorry, but I’m not following you att all.
      🤡

      • Canber says:

        Denmark has been adopting some very nasty anti-immigrant, anti-refugee, nativist little policies.They’re not to blame for Trump, obviously. Trump is the cautionary tale for the world against this right-wing globalizing specter.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        The former right-wing government instituted some nasty anti-immigrant/refugee legislation. They were voted out this year and now we have a Socialdemocratic government. Hopefully, they will roll back this legislation, which put a stain on our reputation.

    • katrine t says:

      At least none of out politicians (in power) deny climatechange and call it a hoax. @Jenna

  13. Anna says:

    …why does he want to buy Greenland lol

    • Jerusha says:

      Some lackey put a buzz in his ear and like a toddler in a toy store he’s all, “I want, I want, I want! Waaaaaah!”

    • Donn says:

      My thoughts are he wanted to buy it and rename it Trumpland.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      His “senior advisors” are idiots and probably ran with the (correct underlying) notion that the Arctic is going to become more important. In addition, Putin has a pretty good grasp on how to destabilize the international order, and some of his domain is in the North. Does anyone know if Greenland has fossil fuels that would become more accessible with global warming?

      Also, it’s easy to envision Trump thinking he’d buy Greenland with public funds and use it for private profit. After all, he’s pursuing that business plan with United States assets.

      That’s a shame about Danish politics currently. They were proud Allies and rescued far more Jews than other European nations during the Holocaust.

      • Esmom says:

        But he “promised” not to build a tower in Greenland…did you see the absolutely idiotic tweet with the photoshopped Trump Tower?

        Every day I say this and every day it’s never more true…how is this real life?

      • Darla says:

        Oh me too, so much. I just wrote on my fb yesterday that I still think I never came out of surgery i had October 2016, and that I am in a coma. I mean, it is so much more plausible than all this. It would explain everything.

      • katrine t says:

        @Who are these people – whats a shame? That we in june got a new government hellbent on improving immigration, asylum etc? Maybe do an actual study on our politics before you conclude stuff. Especially if you are comparing with the US who are quickly on a race to the bottom of human decency.

    • Franny says:

      The glaciers are melting and there are a lot of rare minerals there. Plus the Northwest Passage is a highly strategic location to control.

  14. Jerusha says:

    As many on twitter said, he just can’t take NO from a woman.

  15. IlsaLund says:

    What a dolt. The U.S. won’t have an ally left cause of him. The man knows nothing about governance. He’s such a f—king 🤡. So tired of living in the twilight zone because of this moron and his followers.

  16. Jane says:

    There’s another theory going round that the reason why moron cancelled the trip is because President Obama is due to also visit Denmark towards the end of September and moron didn’t want comparisons made between the sizes of the crowds who would turn out to greet them.

    • Allie says:

      I’m pretty sure lots of people would turn out to greet him but not in the way he would like.

      • 10KTurtle says:

        Yes, he doesn’t want pictures of his protestors and the Baby Trump blimp being compared to Obama’s adoring crowds a few weeks later!

    • Kitten says:

      Easy for me to believe that this is the real reason.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I could totally see him wanting to cancel because he’s intimidated by Obama’s popularity. He’s weak like that.

    • Jane'sWastedTalent says:

      Obama should just stalk him around the globe then. Every time he plans to visit a country, Obama could schedule a visit a few weeks later. It would be a great payback for the way he’s stalked and obsessed over Obama for years now as well.

  17. Jerusha says:

    How you say, “Our president is a crackpot” in many languages. And read the responses for additional languages so when you travel overseas you’re prepared.
    https://twitter.com/timclark89/status/1163990990077792257?s=21

  18. adastraperaspera says:

    Trump is attacking our allies at Putin’s behest. This is what the random tweets about Sweden are also about. Russia wants to control the Baltic Sea and is using Trump to threaten countries along the shore. Putin is not messing around. He intends to rule the region (see: Ukraine invasion). I think it’s dangerous to assume Trump is just randomly selecting these countries and is crazy or dumb. He knows what he is doing. In addition, Greenland has huge oil reserves. Remember, Russia is basically just a “gas station with nukes.” Without oil, Putin is nothing.

    • Darla says:

      Hmmm…

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Thanks, you’ve answered my (above) questions about oil reserves and Northern strategy. I also believe the choice of Greenland is not entirely random.

      • Allie says:

        Nope, it isn’t. Why else would Denmark hold on to it?

      • Capepopsie says:

        @Allie What on earth are you insinuating?
        Denmark isn’t ”holding on to” Greenland.
        Greenland is one of several Islands belonging
        to Denmark.

      • Arpeggi says:

        It’s definitely not random. I remember that Canada and Greenland have had a bunch of disagreements about sovereignty over certain passages in the Arctic and those feuds will likely become more frequent as the ice keeps on melting…

      • Allie says:

        @Capepopsie: Please… Geographically (!) Greenland (and also the Faroe Islands) have absolutely no connection to Denmark. It would make more sense if it belonged to Canada or was completely independent. It even has its own government. How can it be just “one of the several islands belonging to Denmark”? It is not comparable to the other hundreds of small islands that are actually scattered around the mainland. Greenland was always just a COLONY of Denmark back in the day, never a real island in a geographical sense.

      • Jaded says:

        @Capepopsie – take it down a notch please. Greenland doesn’t “belong” to Denmark, it’s an autonomous territory of Denmark with self-governance.

      • Capepopsie says:

        @Allie Well as a half Dane all I want to say is that Greenland historically has always been connected to Denmark.
        @Jaded you are absolutely right about Greenland, still I do think they feel a bigger connection with Denmark than any other country!

      • Arpeggi says:

        @Capepopsie I think that the majority of people living in Greenland would be happy to be fully independent. But right now, it’d be financially impossible so they’ll go with having as much autonomy as possible.

      • Capepopsie says:

        @Arpeggi I agree, as is the case in other ” countries” too. They have the will, but not the ability! This discussion has been going on for years in Denmark and Greenland.

    • Kitten says:

      Eh. I still say that Trump is crazy and dumb. Putin, however, is not dumb.

  19. Digital Unicorn says:

    This is a distraction over the story that he lied on his 2018 tax returns about the value of his Scottish golf resorts. He filed tax information in Edinburgh that states the properties were $65mill in the red but told US tax authorities they were worth at least $100mill.

    • Seraphina says:

      Correct. Distract from the real devious dealings.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Odds on Scotland going after him legally?

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Dunno, depends if he lied to HMRC as well as the IRS and it does indicate that the figures he gave to them (HMRC) don’t add up. He gave 2 loans totalling $199.5mill to both businesses that were not released to the IRS. He’s either hiding losses, hiding money or ‘laundering’ the money by giving the business these loans.

        I would not be surprised to find that he has been scamming the UK tax system just as he has been scamming the US one.

        I hope HMRC investigates the irregularities and works with congress on them.

  20. Lizzie says:

    this must be an impeachable offense. what an idiot.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      He’s committed at least one a day since taking office.

      • Lizzie says:

        i was actually just joking b/c it is so aggressively stupid and childish.

        but yes – seriously – he is inventing impeachable offenses at this point.

  21. Melody calder says:

    I feel like this whole thing was to distract from Epstein

  22. Rapunzel says:

    This is not what the Dems meant when they said New Green Deal, Donald.

    Maybe this is like a sci-fi film where the Earth becomes uninhabitable and everyone moves to space….only in Trump’s plan it’s the US and Greenland.

    Or maybe Trump just wants to buy a country to rename Trumpland.

    This could also be a distraction from other craziness.

    But my bet: Greenland is apparently rich in minerals and gems to mine and Trump’s been encouraged by Putin to try and get it to make deals with Russian oligarchs.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Plus its a military strategic location between Russia, Northern Europe and Canada. The US has a military base there I believe.

      Also he’s not the first US President to offer to buy it, I think Truman tried to back in the day.

      • H says:

        Yes, the US has a military airfield there. Or it did in the late 90s when our military transport plane landed there.

  23. Nanny to the Rescue says:

    This is officially my fav news title on this site ever.
    The sheer ridicilousness of it all.
    You just can’ beat it.

    (I probably like it so much because at least with this noone was hurt, Trump’s ego aside.)

  24. Lightpurple says:

    Because, of course, Pelosi would just give him the money to buy Greenland.

    ETA He is on a Twitter rampage this morning that includes proclaiming himself The King of the Jews and the Second Coming, the greatest thing to ever happen to Israel, an attack on the Fed chair he appointed, and more attacks on the Squad.

  25. Karen2 says:

    Remember when folks used to boast about thinking outside the box. Welp….Just like to say congrats to Julian Castro for his animal & environmental advocacy on his presidential campaign. Tho he’s got no chance.

  26. Mignionette says:

    I knew there had to be more to this story, so I looked into it further.

    It seems that Obama is visiting Denmark in a few weeks. I suspect that Trump is concerned at the prospects of demonstrations whilst he is there, only for Obama to be welcomed as a rock star a few weeks later.

    The optics would be terrible for him.

  27. Franny says:

    It’s sickening that 80-90% of conservatives are ok with him bullying and alienating our allies while he shows deference to the world’s murderous dictators.

    If they can pay as little taxes as possible or keep minorities in their place, literally everything else is negotiable. That’s who they are. These are their most important values.

    • insertpunhere says:

      I called one of them on the whole tax issue a few weeks ago. She explained that’s totally pro-LGBTQ rights, but she votes because she’s a fiscal conservative, and I told her that all I hear when someone tells me that is that another $50 in her paycheck every week is worth my basic rights and apparently the lives of children at the border. She did not like it, but I’m through with being polite with these people.

      I know conservatives who genuinely believe very strongly that abortion should be made illegal, and I don’t agree with those people, but I at least respect that they have some sort of belief system that is guiding their behavior. People telling me that they don’t want to pay more in taxes, and they’ve decided that human life is an acceptable trade off for them being slightly wealthier make me absolutely livid, and everybody needs to start calling that what it is.

  28. Ali says:

    OMFG…

  29. Mia says:

    Oh ffs America. I love you but can you please stop imposing this orange nuisance to the rest of the world? It’s bad enough that we have to hear about him every single day. You’re not sending one of your best people.

    • Sunnydaze says:

      I’m sure you’re being a bit tongue-in-cheek but trust that whatever distress this is causing you, your country and any other is far less than the sheer horror the majority of us are feeling here. Remember, he lost the popular vote because he peddled lies to a few states with way too much power and far too little education. When I say horror I mean at some point this will be in a history book. And I’ll have to actually explain this to my son, that our own family participated in this. I imagine there had to be others like this in Germany during the rise of Hitler – do we stay, go, what about a duty to do what we can here…? You will never, hopefully, have to look your child in the eye and tell them their neighbors and loved ones supported this, that we did our very best but that’s why we don’t have a strong family anymore. This is more than a nuisance, or a shi!!y president with crappy policies, this is a real existential threat we will never wash ourselves of.

  30. S says:

    It’s so much fun when real life is just a series of rejected Veep storylines.

    [cue endless screaming]

  31. Mandy says:

    I feel like I’m on a never ending episode of Punk’d. Please make it stop.

  32. grabbyhands says:

    The only humor I can find in this is that his goose stepping supporters heads must be exploding over having no brown people to villianize in this whole mess – I mean, how are they going to cope when they can’t tell people to go back where they came from or call them drug smugglers, murders and rapists bringing MS-13 gangs to the US?

    And then I wonder what this is supposed to be distracting us from and/or how this move accomplishes something for the Putin All Father and I’m depressed again.

    Lastly – those tweets are full sentences and are lacking in single word insults followed by multiple exclamation marks – here is no way he wrote those.

  33. Tate says:

    So Nancy really sees no reason to impeach? We are going to just keep pretending that locking kids in cages and the president thinking he can buy Greenland is all normal? RIP America.

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      The investigation into whether the House should introduce Articles of Impeachment has already begun, per Jerry Nadler and at least one other member of the House Judiciary Committee. They don’t just announce “impeachment day!”

      The Republicans made a mockery of the impeachment process over Bill Clinton but it’s a serious business.

      As for Pelosi, the investigation wouldn’t be proceeding without her approval but at least at this point, she doesn’t want to be the public face of it.

  34. Luna says:

    Twenty fucking Fifth Amendment.

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      Twenty plus fucking greedy and corrupt Cabinet members and 1 fucking viper of a vice president

  35. Lowrider says:

    People are desensitized to this fool and the garbage he spews. The media should be instilling genuine fear in the public not making him a joke to laugh off.

  36. Savannah says:

    This “cancelling the meeting”-trick is a fairly well-known manipulation tactic in business, at least for the (men) people on top.

    I worked for the CEO at a big design company and he would do the same.
    He never flat out said: “Cancel my meeting with so and so, cause they won’t budge in our negotiation”, but if he ever got a whiff that the people/company he was meeting weren’t easily persuaded or had decided on something different that what he “offered” he would always either reschedule the meeting to a very unpractical time/day/date for the other OR he would cancel and have us make sure they heard about him having another “more important” meeting instead.
    Sometimes it worked, cause it put pressure on the situation or the people he was doing business with.

    HOWEVER, that tactic doesn’t really do anything for you if everyone thinks you’re an idiot.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      “that tactic doesn’t really do anything for you if everyone thinks you’re an idiot.”

      and of course he doesn’t realize that his posturing won’t do anything because everyone thinks he’s idiot. I think he truly believes that the PM of Denmark will be all “hey, don’t not come because of this…let’s talk about it!” when in fact she’s probably like “whew!”

      as I noted above, though, he probably didn’t want to go anyway, since all of his state visits go poorly and he gets nothing but protesters to greet him. this was a convenient excuse.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      It is also a tactic that you don’t pull out for State Visits. Those are generally only cancelled due to extraordinary circumstances. A State Visit is not the same as a business meeting.

      • Cindy says:

        “A State Visit is not the same as a business meeting.”

        I don’t think he understands this difference though.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        There’s a lot that he and the amateurs in the WH don’t understand.

  37. Sean says:

    “No one is coming to save us.”

    As a society, we grew complacent in our former state. We repeatedly elected officials that weren’t interested in what’s best for the country. We let our checks and balances (like the media) erode to where they focus on the sensational aspects to gain profit.

    Plato once said “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”

    As a collective, we did this to ourselves. Now, we have to save ourselves. The founders gave us the tools to do so in the constitution. We need to use them.

  38. Desdemona says:

    The more I read from him, the more he reminds me of Homer Simpson… Sorry fellow Americans, but he looks, sounds and acts like a cartoon character…

  39. M says:

    Danish here, and honestly, most sane Danes have had this reaction: buy Greenland from whom??? Greenland is not our property we can just sell. Besides, we don’t sell our countrymen. This whole thing is bizarre. But at least we found out how to get rid off Trump and we are having quite a laugh over this, so I guess everything turned out for the best. Except for my friend who already knit a bunch of p*ssy hats that won’t be needed now😂

    • ArtHistorian says:

      A country isn’t “real estate”. Describing Greenland as real estate is just so gross.

  40. sassafras says:

    It’s so absurd, I keep laughing over the Greenland story. Like, really? This is where we are? We have a president who just makes completely absurd, off-the-wall demands from other countries? It feels like a satire, like Airplane! or a Christopher Guest movie, or Veep. If this was on TV, we’d laugh at how ridiculous it is.

    Reading over everything last night though, I realized that Trump is getting worse and worse and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him pull from the election at the “last” minute – maybe next spring. It’s the only way he keeps his dignity/ lies/ whatever going. He’d tell his supporters, “I’m the most successful president in the history of the world, anyway, I’ve accomplished everything and also Clinton/ voter fraud/ Deep State/ MSM/ immigrants are conspiring against me so I’m not getting a fair election.” He makes himself simultaneously a martyr and a hero. He walks away without caring that he’s leaving the Republicans in a lurch or the country in a smoldering ruin. He hops on a plane next December bound for Uzbekistan or Saudi Arabia to make “big deals” (but really to avoid extradition) and we’re left with a country divided and all the trumpsters mad about their Jesus being crucified again.

    Maybe it’s a conspiracy theory, but I can’t see how a guy with NPD faces the next election, with everything that’s boiling right now.

    • Original T.C. says:

      Of course he is going to run. The Republicans will literally let him get away with murder and keep him in office. He is still the highest rated president by Republicans, ever. Like higher than Regan. The evangelicals like his anti-choice judges, the business people like the tax cuts, the racist like his racism and xenophobia. His base is loyal, all he has to do is depress Democratic turn out and have Russia help him again.

  41. JennyJenny says:

    Well, maybe now he’ll turn his sights on buying the 2 Epstein islands…

    Just imagine the fun he could have there!

  42. Taryn says:

    Can someone impeach this man please. This is not the behavior of a mentally stable and healthy president. It’s ridiculous that all of his antics are so accepted now that THIS doesn’t even surprise people.

  43. Scandi says:

    I’m Faroese – from the country in the Kingdom of Denmark that Trump didn’t bother to bid on. Ha, ha!

    Yes, this bying Greenland farce just reveals that some people still tend to be colonialistic in the 21th century. One does not buy and sell countries like a piece of meat anymore.

    It is actually an insult to the Danish queen, because it was Trump who called and said: hi Maggie. Can I eat at your castle? Please invite me.

    Queen Maggie: yes, dear. Presidents are always welcome at my castle.

    4 weeks later: no biggie. Not coming, because I cannot buy Greeland anyway.

    This type of situation has never happened before. The Danish police has also used enormous of resources to plan the security details, and this is a catastrophe, because the police force is generally so pressured.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      Yep. He basically invited himself, which is why people had to scramble to prepare for the visit. People literally had to return from their holidays to prepare for the planned State Dinner.

      State Visits are usually planned a year in advance,

      Once again it is amateur hour in the White House. They didn’t even bother to find out that Denmark actually cannot sell Greenland.

  44. Jessica says:

    Why the F would we buy Greenland? Also, why the F would agree land want to be purchased by this bigoted racist Baffin of a tiny-handed baby?

    • Jaded says:

      Greenland is incredibly rich in minerals – iron, gold and gemstones – plus it’s strategically located militarily. The Grifter-in-Chief and his marauding family have dollar signs and visions of world domination going through their tiny brains.

  45. olliesmom says:

    Greenland would be a nice site for another Trump golf course.

    He’s not concerned about the melting icecaps. He’s just thinking about all those minerals ($$$$$) for his rich cronies with mining companies to get their hands on.

  46. Who ARE these people? says:

    Something rotten was almost in the State of Denmark.

    (Hamlet joke. Someone had to.)

  47. Cindy says:

    Our President trying to buy Greenland sounds like the plot of a South Park episode.

    I still can’t believe we really are at this point.

  48. barbwire says:

    hahahahahahahaa is this a lost SNL or South Park episode or belated April fools day prank? what is in the White House water supply?

  49. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    *sigh*

  50. Jane says:

    What the ever loving f***!

  51. Gil says:

    I don’t get shocked anymore about the bizarre world we are living in but this takes de gold. Really WTF? Even kids know buying countries is not possible. I’m sorry for you all Americans, one thing is having a a total bigot and an ass as a president but this is way beyond embarrassing.

  52. TJ says:

    Trump just told a Danish reporter that three Danish (female) prime minister is ‘nasty’ and ‘blew me off’. It really does seem like he got b**tthurt that a (powerful) female called his idea ‘absurd’. 🤦‍♀️

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Yup. He always calls women “nasty” when they reject him. And it’s kind of a dated term, isn’t it?

    • whatWHAT? says:

      but it WAS absurd. she wasn’t being nasty. he just can’t stand it when he’s shown to be such an idiot.

      in his mind, it’s not that he’s too stupid to know you can’t “sell Greenland”, it’s that someone called him out on how stupid he is.

      it’s like all of his supporters who do and say racist things and then say “hey, it’s mean for you to call me racist!”…like, WTF?!

    • Tigerlily says:

      I just saw that on CNN. He’s really so predictable. And cannot deal with powerful women.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      He’s an extremely thin-skinned elephant in a china shop.

  53. midnightatthemuseum says:

    Once the UK enters a new trading agreement with the US, in a gesture of friendly solidarity, Boris Johnson will shortly be offering to sell Canada to Mr Trump. That should take Trump’s mind off Greenland.

  54. A says:

    Worth pointing out, Greenland has its own population, who are native to the country. They’re like the native Americans in the USA. I’m pretty sure Trump thinks the whole place is empty or full of white people, which is exactly why he’s so interested in purchasing it from the Danish. I’d argue that someone should tell him it’s not, but he’d probably still try to buy it from them anyway, insisting that it would be better for the people there. But as one Danish politician pointed out (I think the PM maybe), they are a sovereign people, and they can’t be bought or sold just like that.

  55. Valerie says:

    Wee crybaby with baby fists.

  56. hogtowngooner says:

    I love how Trump (and his idiot fans, probably) think that Denmark should just sell Greenland to the US because the US wants it. That’s not how any of this works.

    It sort of reminds me of one time I was in San Francisco and there was some guy collecting petition signatures for the US to obtain water from Canada due to the shortage California was experiencing. I was like, “But why should Canada just hand over a resource that belongs to them?” and he replied, almost confused: “Because we need it!”

    It’s kind of amazing how so many Americans genuinely think the rest of the world revolves around them and that they’re entitled to whatever they please. Sovereignty – look it up, Drumpf!

    • A says:

      “It’s kind of amazing how so many Americans genuinely think the rest of the world revolves around them and that they’re entitled to whatever they please.” This is basically the bedrock of American foreign policy since forEVER, isn’t it? All that “America First” garbage can be boiled down to, “What’s your’s is mine, and what’s mine is also mine, everything is mine!!!”

    • Emily too says:

      Just the fact that they call themselves “America” when there are so many other countries in South and North America that are not part of the US. It all goes back to Manifest Destiny.

  57. Minxx says:

    Someone told him he could start drilling once the ice melts. That’s why he wants Greenland. Plus, lots of GREEN space for super terrific golf courses and resorts. Locals could serve as caddies. That’s probably how his mind works. God help us.

  58. Jackson1 says:

    And then I wonder what this is supposed to be distracting us from and/or how this move accomplishes something for the Putin All Father and I’m depressed again.

  59. Tiffany :) says:

    This was so out of line, the humiliation is overwhelming….

    Then he goes on twitter and says he’s the King of Israel and the second coming of God (using his “people are saying” format, of course).

    Just when you think he can’t get any worse, he gets so much worse. He terrifies me. He is totally off the rails.

  60. Emily too says:

    Another sign her really is in a mental decline. He is a parody of himself at this point.

  61. Molly says:

    November 2020…that is all

  62. RoyalBlue says:

    This thread is giving me life. Comedy gold!

  63. Le4Frimaire says:

    He is going absolutely bonkers. He also called her nasty. Where have we heard this before. Can’t wait to cast my vote against him. Anyone but Trump.

  64. PlayItAgain says:

    I have never rooted for arterial plaque so much in my life as I have since this orange buffoon took over.

  65. Desdemona says:

    That’s true!! I was just thinking in terms of lacking general culture and not understanding the world…

  66. Kitten says:

    Yeah, man. Homer was a fairly decent dude. This shit-stain is trying to destory the world.