President Trump’s Reported Desire To Buy Greenland Stirs Plenty Of Confused Reactions

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A rather curious Wall Street Journal article about President Donald Trump‘s latest real estate delusions of grandeur has taken social media by storm. According to the report, it seems the reality television star turned chief politician is hankering to acquire a big new piece of land for the United States. “What new pieces of land are there?” you’re probably thinking. Well, nothing that’s actually “new,” per se. Just the sovereign island of Greenland, an autonomous nation that’s actually a part of the Kingdom of Denmark.

Per the WSJ‘s report, this is not a joke. This is legitimately a thing that the President of the United States has been talking with his advisors about:

In meetings, at dinners and in passing conversations, Mr. Trump has asked advisers whether the U.S. can acquire Greenland, listened with interest when they discuss its abundant resources and geopolitical importance and, according to two of the people, has asked his White House counsel to look into the idea.

Amazingly, the WSJ notes that, per their sources, “some of his advisers have supported the concept, saying it was a good economic play.” Meanwhile, and thankfully so, “others [have] dismissed it as a fleeting fascination that will never come to fruition.”

Either way, Twitter understandably could not handle the latest instance of Trump’s evidently having what he thought was a legitimate idea about something that is as wasteful as it is inane.

The President is looking very strongly into Doing A Deal to buy Greenland.

— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) August 15, 2019

Would Greenland be a blue state or a red state?

— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) August 15, 2019

Honored sirs, I am PRINCE KIELSEN and I am contacting you with exciting opportunity. I recently inherited an island but need a small amount of cash. Send a money order for $600,000,000 to my account and I will give you “Greenland.”

— Yoni Appelbaum (@YAppelbaum) August 15, 2019

This was a throw away climate change joke I had in my early live Trump Dump show, about how he would build golf courses in #Greenland . I cut it because it seemed too obvious and stupid. I was right.

— Anthony Atamanuik (@TonyAtamanuik) August 15, 2019

I think we should rent Greenland to see if we like it first.

— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) August 15, 2019

Greenland to the U.S., Alaska to Russia and Crimea to Denmark in a blockbuster three-team trade

— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) August 15, 2019

Hi, can I get a, uh, one Greenland

— Dartunorro D. Clark (@DartDClark) August 15, 2019

For the record, I just reviewed every mention of "Greenland" on Fox News and Fox Business since January 2017 and they haven't been telling President Trump to buy it as far as I can tell.

— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) August 15, 2019

(The bad news is they're telling him not to worry about melting ice there because climate change isn't real.)

— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) August 15, 2019

Remember when a drunk guy wrote to Denmark and asked if he could have Greenland, and Denmark replied.

(cc @realDonaldTrump)

— Letters of Note (@LettersOfNote) August 15, 2019

(Via Wall Street Journal)

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