Yesterday the Trump regime leaked to the media that Donald Trump had inquired about having the United States buy Greenland. This might actually be the most nonsensical idea he’s ever floated, and sure enough, it immediately turned into a punchline. Now, predictably, Greenland itself is firing back at Trump.
Donald Trump appears to be only capable of discussing foreign policy through Twitter, so Greenland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs used its official Twitter account to send Trump a clear message: “Greenland is rich in valuable resources such as minerals, the purest water and ice, fish stocks, seafood, renewable energy and is a new frontier for adventure tourism. We’re open for business, not for sale.”
Greenland also included a link to its official tourism website at visitgreenland.com – but the site appears to be offline at the moment, presumably because too many people are visiting it at once. As noted by the BBC, former Greenland leader Lars Løkke Rasmussen tweeted that Trump’s interest in buying the island “must be an April Fool’s Day joke.”
This has turned out to be a windfall of positive publicity, and presumably tourist dollars as a result, for Greenland. Meanwhile, it’s turned into yet another humiliating debacle for Donald Trump, presumably leaving him green with envy.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report