After Donald Trump was routinely humiliated for having thought he could somehow have the United States buy Greenland, he – or more likely his Twitter handlers – seemed to try playing the whole thing off as a joke last night. Trump’s official account tweeted an image of Trump Tower in the middle of a village in Greenland, and promised not to try to make it happen.
But just now, Trump let us know how very serious he was about buying Greenland – and now the whole thing is interfering with international diplomacy. Trump posted this tweet about Denmark, which owns Greenland:
Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but 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. The Prime Minister was able to save a great deal of expense and effort for both the United States and Denmark by being so direct. I thank her for that and look forward to rescheduling sometime in the future!
We’re not sure which scenario is worse: that Trump canceled this summit out of spite because he learned that Greenland is not for sale, or that Denmark canceled the summit because it was so offended by Trump’s asinine desire to buy Greenland. Either way, this is a complete disaster. As per usual, Donald Trump’s idiocy has humiliated the United States on the world stage in a very tangible way.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report