Last week it was reported by The Wall Street Journal that President Donald Trump was considering an attempt to purchase the autonomous country of Greenland from Denmark. According to “people familiar with the discussion,” Trump had repeatedly expressed interest in buying the ice-covered island that lies between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans.
“It’s just something we talking about,” Trump told reporters, when asked if there was any truth to the claims that he had asked his White House counsel to look into the idea. “Denmark essentially owns it. We’re good allies with Denmark. We protected Denmark like we protect large portions of the world, so the concept came up.”
However, he added: “It’s not number one on the burner.”
Yet, the president fueled rumors by tweeting out a viral meme stolen from journalist Jon Gabriel, in which an unflattering doctored image displays a gaudy Trump Tower high-rise sitting among the quaint houses in the harbor town of Tasiilaq. “Greenland in 10 years,” Gabriel captioned the meme in his original tweet.
“I promise not to do this to Greenland!” Trump tweeted on Monday evening, sharing the meme.
I promise not to do this to Greenland! pic.twitter.com/03DdyVU6HA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2019
Not so coincidentally, just before his father’s tweet, the president’s second eldest son Eric Trump also posted the meme on Instagram with the caption: “I don’t know about you guys but I love the concept of buying Greenland.”
This latest update will surely not go over well with officials in Denmark, who reportedly first balked at the notion, calling the idea “absurd.”
“Greenland is not for sale,” remarked Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, adding, “By the way, Greenland is not Danish. Greenland is Greenlandic.”
“It must be an April Fool’s Day joke,” likewise tweeted former Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen. “But totally out of [season]!”
It must be an April Fool’s Day joke … but totally out of sesson! https://t.co/ev5DDVZc5f
— Lars Løkke Rasmussen (@larsloekke) August 15, 2019
With the development of Trump’s latest tweet on the subject, the beaten down masses are once again trying to wrap their heads around this timeline of dystopia in which we’re currently imprisoned, and sounded off on Twitter accordingly.
it's the year 43,000. near the magnetic pole of a watery world in the oort cloud, its original inhabitants long dead, visitors have located a strange monolith. it glitters gold. it pulsates and hums with a strange energy. it seems to beckon. https://t.co/zWHNeCUDDW
— the norms misser (@cd_hooks) August 20, 2019
You do it to everything you can get your teeny, tiny vulgar little hands on. https://t.co/8QTHdIJSm8
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) August 20, 2019
At this point I believe I have been hit by a truck and everything is a fabrication of my slowly dying brain https://t.co/hjnXEJAPsZ
— covertly farting (@AynRandy) August 20, 2019
Y'all are going to have to really sell me harder that reality isn't some Stanford Prisoner experiment designed to stress test a human brain. I mean really really sell it. https://t.co/QyduPcwS0x
— Adam Singer (@AdamSinger) August 20, 2019
Is this the "after" shot from Atlantic City? https://t.co/lTa31hxZRq
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) August 20, 2019
Can some reporter please ask the President, "Have you thought about blowing up the moon?" so the Trump can respond, "We're looking very closely at blowing up the moon," and then a bunch of conservative pundits will have to spend a week defending blowing up the moon for no reason. https://t.co/dcZD13XUTU
— Aaron Sankin (@ASankin) August 20, 2019
Sir this is a Popeye's Chicken
— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) August 20, 2019
My husband’s reaction to seeing this: “I… what… why did he post that? Like, that’s troll content? For real? What… like, that’s crazy!” https://t.co/N6Z9behJTI
— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) August 20, 2019
Previously, Trump had been planning a trip to Copenhagen, however given Denmark’s reaction to the news of his administration wanting to purchase Greenland, the visit is now in limbo.