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August 23, 2019

National Horror Story: unemployed in Greenland

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:03 am

Was it really just the beginning of the week when the talk of buying Greenland commenced?  So exhausting, from NPR:

President Trump on Sunday confirmed that his administration has discussed buying Greenland from Denmark, comparing the idea to “a large real estate deal” and suggesting the island would be of strategic value to the United States.

And then:

President Donald Trump has been joking recently about trading Puerto Rico for Greenland. But now it’s Puerto Ricans who are the ones laughing — and many say they’d be happy with the trade.

And then he lobbed his favorite woman centric insult at the Prime Minster of Denmark:

The newspaper reported that the Greenland idea has been a pet project of Trump’s for some time. Once it broke into the open, Trump not only owned up to the idea, but said he was wounded when Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen rejected it as beneath consideration.

“I thought the prime minister’s statement … was nasty,” Trump said on Wednesday. “It was not a nice way of doing it. She could have just said ‘no, we’d rather not do it’ … they can’t say ‘how absurd.’ “

And then:

The Danish prime minister has said she is surprised and disappointed that Donald Trump has called off his planned visit to the country over Copenhagen’s refusal to sell Greenland to the US.

Politicians from across the spectrum were united in their condemnation. “There are already many good reasons to think that the man is a fool, and now he has given another good reason,” Eva Flyvholm, the foreign policy chair for Denmark’s Red-Green Alliance, told Danish media.

The US president had been due to visit Denmark in early September but announced on Twitter late on Tuesday night that there was no longer any point in the visit. “Based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time,” Trump wrote. The White House later confirmed that the visit had been called off.

Thinnest skin ever.

 

9 Comments »

  1. Thinnest skin, and thickest skull….

    Comment by dave — August 23, 2019 @ 6:13 am

  2. the empty gas tank light is definitely on when buying Greenland is the distraction.

    and on the bright side, there are other ways to wag the dog than just putting a few more fiction writers out of work.

    Comment by MP — August 23, 2019 @ 7:11 am

  3. If he can’t get Greenland (which is a misnomer since it’s got more ice than Iceland) he should try for Svalbard.

    Comment by Jack — August 23, 2019 @ 10:07 am

  4. Orange Nero’s comments about Powell this morning would easily be the dumbest thing ever said by any president before him, but it’s not even the dumbest thing he’s said this week.

    Comment by dave — August 23, 2019 @ 10:29 am

  5. You should read more…Truman offered to buy it for $100 M in 1948. There is currently a race to control the top of the world. As the polar ice caps melt new shipping routes open all controlled by bases in Greenland. And Chinese companies are already investing there attempting to corner precious mineral rights. Greenland is a huge drain on Denmark’s economy only feasible because of the large US Airforce base there, the first line of our defense of Europe from Russia, and used by Space Force, too. Ironically, people made fun of our purchase of Alaska in 1867, which because of gold and oil, turned out to be one the greatest deals in history. Buy it.

    Comment by Nowyouknow — August 23, 2019 @ 3:29 pm

    • Did Truman insult an ally, make an ass of himself and embarrass the nation when he made that inquiry?

      Note also that Truman ran budget surpluses from ‘47 to ‘49 and again in ‘51, making such a discretionary purchase much more feasible than Trump’s willfully expanded deficits.

      Now YOU know….

      Comment by dave — August 23, 2019 @ 5:44 pm

      • Right on little d, where is Truman when we need him…we could drop the Atomic bomb on China, beat the shit out of Korea and have a new ‘fair’ deal right here by Make Alameda Great Again.

        Comment by Jack — August 24, 2019 @ 9:13 am

    • The real media reminded us about Truman’s inquiry regarding Greenland. For any other President it would be the stupidest idea ever. For Trump, it’s standard operating stupidity. You don’t know jack.

      Comment by Larry Witte — August 24, 2019 @ 5:30 am

      • And you don’t know shwitt

        Comment by Jack — August 25, 2019 @ 6:15 pm


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