Trump cancels Denmark visit because it won't sell Greenland

  
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Trump cancels Denmark visit because it won't sell 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," Trump tweeted.

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Trump cancels Denmark visit because it won't sell Greenland






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Trump-cancels-Denmark-visit-because-it-w President Donald Trump postponed a trip to Denmark after the prime minister said she has no interest in selling Greenland to the United States. NASA Photo by Chris Larsen/UPI | License Photo















Aug. 21 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump has postponed a trip to Denmark to meet with its prime minister, apparently because the Danish government won't sell Greenland to the United States.

Trump was scheduled to travel to Copenhagen next month to meet with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Greenland Prime Minister Kim Kielsen.

For weeks, it's been reported that Trump inquired about buying Greenland -- a largely autonomous nation technically under Danish ownership -- and Denmark's refusal is at the heart of the canceled September visit.

"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," Trump tweeted. "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."


Trump has pursued the buy as "large real estate deal" and said, "strategically it's interesting." Experts believe Greenland's vast natural resources are the primary reason for his interest.

"It's something we talked about," Trump said last weekend. "Denmark essentially owns it, we're very good allies with Denmark."

Frederiksen told Sermitsiaq , "Greenland is not for sale. Greenland is not Danish. Greenland belongs to Greenland."


Greenland's foreign ministry also rejected the idea in a tweet.

"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," Greenland's foreign minister said. "We're open for business, not for sale."

Trump and first lady Melania Trump were supposed to visit Denmark Queen Margrethe II and conduct bilateral meetings with business leaders.


The Danish Royal House was surprised by Trump's postponement.

"This has never happened before," Danish Royal House Director of Communications Lene Balleby told CNN .








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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    one month ago

And SOME people wonder why we talk about Trump all the time. 

 
 
 
SteevieGee
1.1  SteevieGee  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

Sounds like a win win for Denmark.

 
 
 
It Is ME
1.2  It Is ME  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

Truman Gave it a Shot !

He offered $ 100 Million.

What does it hurt to give it another go ?

 
 
 
SteevieGee
1.2.1  SteevieGee  replied to  It Is ME @1.2    one month ago

Doesn't hurt at all.  With climate change Greenland will be the new Iowa.  Oh wait...  Climate change is a Chinese conspiracy.  Never mind.

 
 
 
It Is ME
1.2.2  It Is ME  replied to  SteevieGee @1.2.1    one month ago
With climate change Greenland will be the new Iowa.  Oh wait...  Climate change is a Chinese conspiracy.   Never mind.

The "Change" isn't in question ! jrSmiley_90_smiley_image.gif

Never has been ! jrSmiley_100_smiley_image.jpg

 
 
 
SteevieGee
1.2.3  SteevieGee  replied to  It Is ME @1.2.2    one month ago
The concept of climate change was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.

Donald Trump 11/6/2012

 
 
 
It Is ME
1.2.4  It Is ME  replied to  SteevieGee @1.2.3    one month ago
Donald Trump

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-10-14/china-is-the-climate-change-battleground

"China now releases almost as much carbon dioxide as the U. S. and Europe combined.

This leads to a painful but inescapable truth -- no matter how much they spend, no matter how dramatically they change their societies, the U.S. and Europe won’t be able to put much of a dent in global warming on their own. Yes, the U.S. should ban coal power, tax carbon heavily and spend lots of money on building green energy infrastructure (LEFTY IDEA) . But without a huge change in China, none of that will matter -- the battle against climate change will be lost."

-----------------------------------

"Another potential approach is conditional tariffs on Chinese products . Instead of only taxing the carbon content of Chinese-made goods, the U.S. could threaten to put tariffs on all Chinese products unless it agrees to leave more of its coal permanently in the ground. Banning exports of coal from the U.S., and heavily subsidizing exports of solar and wind technology, would also help make coal less attractive around the world. Tariffs could also be placed on coal exporters like Australia, Indonesia and Russia, encouraging them to keep their own coal safely underground."

So....with that in mind, and having the likes of AOC and all the other "Lefty" Advocates in the U.S. doing everything they can against industry, and costing the U.S. citizen big bucks for environment protection.....and the fact China isn't doing much even after they always say they will …. TRUMP IS CORRECT about "China is a Fault" and an enabler, along with the "Left" (See Linked article) that wants to "Regulate' everything in this country for "Environmental Reasons" !

Gosh ..... hasn't Trump put tariffs on Chinese products already ?

But Trump doing it is a BAD, BAD thingy !jrSmiley_98_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
MrFrost
1.2.5  MrFrost  replied to  SteevieGee @1.2.1    one month ago
With climate change Greenland will be the new Iowa.

Well trump could cover it in those cancer causing windmills and sell the energy. jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
1.2.6  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  SteevieGee @1.2.1    one month ago
With climate change Greenland will be the new Iowa.

Perhaps Steven Miller has convinced Trump to export a new kind of white to Greenland when the snow is all gone... It will be their white utopia, a paradise on earth for straight white evangelical Christians with dozens of golf courses, suburbs built around a Church, several "Bible Lands", Ken Hamm will move his Ark exhibit there, Chick-Fil-a on every corner, they'll escape all the brown people, Muslims, liberals and lgtbq and not even have to build a wall! It's their idea of a "Win! Win!". And all the while they'll still be claiming global warming is a hoax.

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.2.7  Texan1211  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @1.2.6    one month ago

Yeah, and perhaps you'll dream up yet another scenario----one that might make actual sense!

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
1.2.8  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.7    one month ago
Yeah, and perhaps you'll dream up yet another scenario----

I'm not wishing for it, but I've got conservative relatives who pretty much imagine their own white nation of protestant conservatives, they just imagine that happening here and not in Greenland. They've already got the Ark, Bible Land and their Chick-fil-a's and they're some of the laziest people I know so getting them to move might be quite a chore...

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.2.9  Texan1211  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @1.2.8    one month ago

Sure you do.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.3  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago
And SOME people wonder why we talk about Trump all the time. 

Ya, We do...BTW We tried to buy Greenland before Trump.

"This has never happened before," Danish Royal House Director of Communications Lene Balleby  told CNN .

False:

The U.S. in 1946 proposed to pay Denmark $100 million (in gold) to buy Greenland,  the Associated Press reported in the early 1990s, citing Danish press and the newly discovered documents that had been classified since the 1970s. The proposed deal called for swapping oil-rich land in Alaska for strategic parts of the Arctic island, documents in the National Archives showed.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/its-not-the-first-time-us-has-tried-to-buy-greenland-2019-08-16

We also bought the Virgin Islands from them:

Beginning in 1867, the United States made several attempts to expand its influence into the Caribbean by acquiring the Danish West Indies. However, due to a number of political difficulties in concluding and ratifying a treaty to govern this exchange, this collection of islands did not become a part of the United States until their formal transfer from Denmark on March 31, 1917. After the transfer, the United States Government changed the name of the islands to the Virgin Islands of the United States.

https://2001-2009.state.gov/r/pa/ho/time/wwi/107293.htm

 
 
 
Willjay9
1.3.1  Willjay9  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.3    4 weeks ago

Umm....in 1946 Greenland wasnt an independent country! they were still considered a colony up until 1953! So NO We have never tried to buy Greenland the COUNTRY!

 
 
 
Tacos!
1.3.2  Tacos!  replied to  Willjay9 @1.3.1    4 weeks ago
they were still considered a colony up until 1953! . . . Greenland the COUNTRY

No, they are still part of the Kingdom of Denmark. They have a lot of control over self-governance that has been granted to them by Denmark. This authority has been granted piecemeal over the years - in 1953 and again in 1979 - with the most recent such expansion of self-rule authority coming in 2009.

However, Denmark still actively controls Greenland's foreign policy, monetary policy, and defense. In fact, the extant presence of the US Thule Air Base is by agreement with Denmark, not Greenland. Greenland is not an independent and sovereign country, and Denmark is still free to sell it if it wishes.

 
 
 
Willjay9
1.3.3  Willjay9  replied to  Tacos! @1.3.2    4 weeks ago

Dude Trump cannot buy Greenland from Denmark!....he would have to buy it from the people of Greenland or at least their govrrnment! Since a 2008 Greenland has had more autonomy than earlier in history. The country has its own Parliament and premier and control over most political matters, except those concerning foreign policy and national security....so on other words unless the people of Greenland vote for it, its ABZURD to think he can!

 
 
 
Tacos!
1.3.4  Tacos!  replied to  Willjay9 @1.3.3    4 weeks ago
he would have to buy it from the people of Greenland or at least their govrrnment

How do you figure? Also, if that's true, why didn't the PM of Denmark say so?

ABZURD

Great! Another person who can't spell playing at intellectualism.

 
 
 
Willjay9
1.3.5  Willjay9  replied to  Tacos! @1.3.4    3 weeks ago

"How do you figure? Also, if that's true, why didn't the PM of Denmark say so?"

She did! She guess she didnt think she had to explain foreign policy to the head of the United States!

"Great! Another person who can't spell playing at intellectualism."

Comedy! Nah...just phonetically spelling something Trump MISPRONOUNCED!........ABSURD aint it!jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.4  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

Now the 'president' is ranting about the Prime Minister and saying she is nasty for saying it was absurd

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.4.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tessylo @1.4    one month ago

He snubs the queen's invitation and insults her PM.  Oh yeah, that will insure him a re invite.

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.4.2  Tessylo  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.4.1    one month ago

Excuse me, abzurd.  I heard the asshole talking and he said it that way multiple times . . . abzurd.

She was mean to him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 
Kathleen
2  Kathleen    one month ago

Nice pic of the mountain. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Kathleen @2    one month ago

That is your thought about this article? 

 
 
 
Kathleen
2.1.1  Kathleen  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1    one month ago

At the moment.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kathleen @2.1.1    one month ago

Mine too!

 
 
 
Kathleen
2.1.3  Kathleen  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.2    one month ago

I love pics of mountains, I could not resist. jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
squiggy
2.1.4  squiggy  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1    one month ago
That is your thought about this article? 

Just doesn't fit in with the 'republifuckwadnazitard' expectation, does it?

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  Kathleen @2.1.3    one month ago

Some are so shallow 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.6  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kathleen @2.1.3    one month ago
I could not resist.

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lady in black
3  lady in black    one month ago

The whiner-in-chief takes his ball and goes home since he can't get his way.

 
 
 
katrix
3.1  katrix  replied to  lady in black @3    one month ago

Hah, once again he fails at the real estate business. Poor asshole can't make a deal to save his life.

 
 
 
Tacos!
3.2  Tacos!  replied to  lady in black @3    one month ago

Maybe that's all they were planning on discussing.

 
 
 
lady in black
3.2.1  lady in black  replied to  Tacos! @3.2    one month ago

I don't think so since it's a surprise to the Danish officials that this is even a "thing"....more hot air from the buffoon-in-chief

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.2.2  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @3.2    one month ago
'Maybe that's all they were planning on discussing.'

Nonsense.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.2.3  Tessylo  replied to  lady in black @3.2.1    one month ago

I KNOW that is not the case.  

 
 
 
lady in black
3.2.4  lady in black  replied to  Tessylo @3.2.3    one month ago

I know it's not either...anything to deflect and excuse the fucktard in the white house.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.2.5  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tacos! @3.2    one month ago

Not according to an interview he gave.

 
 
 
Ronin2
4  Ronin2    one month ago

If the trip was planned specifically for negotiations for the purchase of Greenland; then it makes no sense to go on it if that is off the table.

Unless you like wasting US tax payer money on feel good vacations for photo ops? 

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1  Tessylo  replied to  Ronin2 @4    one month ago

Why would the shithead plan a trip specifically to purchase Greenland?

That's idiotic.  

 
 
 
Ronin2
4.1.1  Ronin2  replied to  Tessylo @4.1    one month ago

So negotiations over something as complicated as purchasing a country are not conducted and finalized in face to face negotiations?

TDDS is really rampant these days.

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Ronin2 @4.1.1    one month ago
Why would the shithead plan a trip specifically to purchase Greenland? That's idiotic.  

 
 
 
lady in black
4.1.3  lady in black  replied to  Ronin2 @4.1.1    one month ago

If Denmark were serious about it or were the ones to approach whiner-in-chief I could understand, but for the shit stain to utter it is complete lunacy, but again this is the fart of the deal we're taking about.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4.1.4  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Ronin2 @4.1.1    one month ago

There never were going to be any "negotiations" to buy or sell Greenland. It was a fantasy in Trump's mind. 

Don't worry about so called TDS. Worry about why otherwise normal people feel the need to defend this daily farce of a presidency. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  Ronin2 @4.1.1    one month ago

The original trip wasn't planned so that the moron in chief could purchase Greenland. 

Which part of that can't you comprehend?

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.1.6  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Ronin2 @4.1.1    one month ago

Not as much as KAIS that his rabid base suffers from.  

 
 
 
Dulay
4.1.7  Dulay  replied to  Tessylo @4.1    one month ago
If the trip was planned specifically for negotiations for the purchase of Greenland; then it makes no sense to go on it if that is off the table.

There is NO evidence that the purchase of Greenland was even on the agenda. It's just another one of Trump's fever dreams. 

Unless you like wasting US tax payer money on feel good vacations for photo ops? 

We get that almost every weekend with Trump. 

 
 
 
Tacos!
4.1.8  Tacos!  replied to  Tessylo @4.1    one month ago

Right. We could have just bought it on Amazon.

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1.9  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @4.1.8    one month ago

??????????????

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4.1.10  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.9    one month ago

That was actually funny

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.1.11  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tacos! @4.1.8    one month ago

jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif Good one.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.1.12  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.4    one month ago

The Kool Aid is strong with them.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Ronin2 @4    one month ago
If the trip was planned specifically for negotiations for the purchase of Greenland; then it makes no sense to go on it if that is off the table.

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Ronin2
4.2.1  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2    one month ago

So it is OK to waste tax payer money on a worthless trip.

Good to know Democrats are no longer concerned with Trump's travel expenses.

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.2.2  Tessylo  replied to  Ronin2 @4.2.1    one month ago
calls
Reuters

Shock in Denmark after Trump, spurned over Greenland, cancels visit

973af590-e89a-11e6-b294-9bc8096ac008_reu By Nikolaj Skydsgaard,Reuters 3 hours ago
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By Nikolaj Skydsgaard

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish leaders expressed shock and disbelief on Wednesday over U.S. President Donald Trump's cancellation of a state visit to Denmark after its prime minister rebuffed his interest in purchasing Greenland.

Trump's proposal at first elicited incredulity and humor from politicians in Denmark, a NATO ally of the United States, with former premier Lars Lokke Rasmussen saying: "It must be an April Fool's Day joke."

But the mood turned to shock when Trump called off the Sept. 2-3 visit after Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called his idea of the United States buying Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory, "absurd".

"Total chaos with @realDonaldTrump and cancellation of state visit to Denmark. It has gone from a big opportunity for strengthened dialogue between allies to a diplomatic crisis," former foreign minister Kristian Jensen, a member of the opposition Liberal Party, said on Twitter.

"Everyone should know Greenland is not for sale," Jensen said of the world's largest island, which has considerable mineral wealth and a U.S. military presence at the Thule Air Base under a U.S.-Danish treaty dating to 1951.

Frederiksen, who had been due to hold talks with Trump in Copenhagen, planned a news conference later on Wednesday.

She said earlier this week Greenland was "not for sale" and she hoped Trump's proposal was "not meant seriously".

"SHOCKING"

"(Trump's cancellation) is very, very shocking, when it is about a very close ally and a good friend," Soren Espersen, the foreign affairs spokesman for the hard right Danish People's Party, told Danish news agency Ritzau.

He described Trump's decision as a snub to Queen Margrethe, Denmark's head of state. Trump and U.S. First Lady Melania Trump were formally invited to Denmark by Queen Margrethe in July.

"It shows why we now more than ever should consider (fellow) European Union countries as our closest allies. The man is unpredictable," said Morten Ostergaard, leader of the Danish Social Liberal Party. "Reality surpasses imagination."

Trump, whose "America First" policies have resulted in strained relations with the EU over trade and other issues, said on Sunday that a U.S. purchase of Greenland would be "a large real estate deal."

"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," Trump tweeted on Tuesday.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, a former NATO secretary general and Danish premier, said Trump's cancellation could work out for the best. "The Arctic's security and environmental challenges are too important to be considered alongside hopeless discussions like the sale of Greenland," he said on Twitter.

Greenland, which is gaining attention from world powers including China, Russia and the United States due to its strategic location and mineral wealth, is self-governing but underdeveloped and relies on Denmark for economic support.

"I think it's sad (Trump) is not coming, because we could have had a lot of demonstrations showing that we don't agree with his politics, and especially his climate politics," Hans Pedersen, a landscape architect, told Reuters in Copenhagen.

A six-meter (20-foot)-tall inflatable blimp depicting a baby version of Trump, most recently seen at a protest in London, will reappear at an anti-Trump rally to be held in Copenhagen on Sept. 2 despite the president's no-show, organizers said.

Aaja Chemnitz Larsen, a lawmaker from Greenland's opposition party Inuit Ataqatigiit party, said she was not surprised at the cancellation but it underlined the territory's importance.

"The U.S. is an interesting ally for Greenland, but we also wish for Greenland to remain in the union we have today."

(Additional reporting by Andreas Mortensen; Editing by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen and Mark Heinrich)

 
 
 
lib50
4.2.3  lib50  replied to  Ronin2 @4.2.1    one month ago

Not good to know some people don't care about our status in the world with a moron like Trump.  And there is nothing Trump can say or do that will stop that knee-jerk defense of the most asinine and or despicable behavior. 

 
 
 
Ronin2
4.2.4  Ronin2  replied to  lib50 @4.2.3    one month ago

No, I don't really care anymore what the US status is. I hope the rest of the planet loses our number when the next war or foreign disaster strikes. Especially NATO. About time they stood on their own.

Oh, and I can't stand Trump; didn't vote for him or Hillary. Chances are if a decent third party candidate is available I won't vote for Trump this time either.  The insane ever expanding exploding clown car of Democratic candidates already lost my vote. It doesn't matter which one comes tumbling out of it at this point.

I am a fiscal conservative. This trip to Denmark wouldn't have accomplished anything beyond a diplomatic photo op. If Denmark feels slighted, I hope Trump slights several more of our "allies" and "enemies". 

Just think of the environment. The canceling of this pointless trip saved the US tax payer, and helped the environment at the same time.

 
 
 
MrFrost
4.2.5  MrFrost  replied to  Ronin2 @4.2.1    one month ago
So it is OK to waste tax payer money on a worthless trip.

Didn't seem to stop him from the last 3 photo ops with KJU. And how can we forget his weekly trips to golf, which costs the us taxpayers a minimum of 4.1 million dollars. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4.2.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ronin2 @4.2.4    one month ago
Just think of the environment. The canceling of this pointless trip saved the US tax payer, and helped the environment at the same time.

Yes, it did. Now he won't be spewing his methane-filled rants near those beautiful glaciers

 
 
 
cjcold
4.2.7  cjcold  replied to  Ronin2 @4.2.1    one month ago

Every trip Trump takes is worthless. The world leaders all know him for the fool he is and always has been. They have all been briefed by their intelligence agencies as to just how stupid Trump really is. 

 
 
 
lib50
4.3  lib50  replied to  Ronin2 @4    one month ago

Trip was not planned for buying Greenland, it was arranged before the jackass farted that concept into his brain.  The trip was for bilateral meetings and also meetings with business leaders, at the invitation of the Queen of Denmark.  

 
 
 
Ronin2
4.3.1  Ronin2  replied to  lib50 @4.3    one month ago

Read post 4.2.4.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5  seeder  JohnRussell    one month ago

Trump tweeted this photo out the other day

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under the premise that this is NOT what he wanted to do to Greenland.  I think its fair to say they didnt believe him. 

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
5.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  JohnRussell @5    one month ago

Actually... this is probably more like what Trump was planning:

original

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.2  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @5    one month ago

He PROMISED he wouldn't.

We all know how much the turd's promises are worth.  

 
 
 
freepress
6  freepress    one month ago

I think this is total proof of dementia. The very idea of purchasing a country is DEMENTED. Where is his family? Why aren't they stepping in to get him some help?

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  freepress @6    one month ago

They are too busy trying to find enough rubber wallpaper to redo the White House.

 
 
 
TTGA
6.2  TTGA  replied to  freepress @6    one month ago
The very idea of purchasing a country is DEMENTED.

Louisiana 1803; Florida 1819; Alaska 1867; California, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico 1848 (we paid for these after the Mexican War); Gadsen Purchase 1854.  Try to learn a little history.  [deeted] Also, stop using everything to bash Trump before you remove all doubt from their minds.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.2.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  TTGA @6.2    one month ago

Then send Trump a memo and tell him to quit supplying the reasons.

 
 
 
Tessylo
6.2.2  Tessylo  replied to  TTGA @6.2    one month ago

Those aren't countries are they?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.2.3  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  TTGA @6.2    one month ago
Louisiana 1803; Florida 1819; Alaska 1867; California, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico 1848 (we paid for these after the Mexican War); Gadsen Purchase 1854.

Greenland is an autonomous country of the Kingdom of Denmark, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland

None of the places you mention were countries. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.2.4  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tessylo @6.2.2    one month ago

Other than AK, the others were part of the still establishing US.

 
 
 
Dulay
6.2.5  Dulay  replied to  TTGA @6.2    one month ago
Try to learn a little history.

You should follow your own advice, those were territories of Mexico, NOT countries.

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Trout Giggles
6.2.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  Dulay @6.2.5    one month ago

And if I remember my history correctly all part of the Manifest Destiny, except for Alaska. Greenland would be another Seward's Folly...except I really do like Alaska.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.2.7  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2.6    one month ago

I loved AK when I lived there.  The bars were open 23 hrs a day, 180 proof liquor, and men outnumbered the women 3 to 1.  What's not to love?jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
katrix
6.2.8  katrix  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.2.7    one month ago
men outnumbered the women 3 to 1

Yeah, but as they told me when I visited AK - the odds are good, but the goods are odd.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.2.9  Trout Giggles  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.2.7    one month ago

I was stationed at Eielson AFB. Where were you?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.2.10  Trout Giggles  replied to  katrix @6.2.8    one month ago
the odds are good, but the goods are odd.

Uh, yeah, that's an understatement. I was at a comedy club one night with my then boyfriend and this man sits down beside me at the bar. Apparently he hadn't talked to a woman in 6 months because he been in the bush for the last 6 months. He was actually very nice, but it was just odd to talk to a man who hadn't spoken to basically anyone for 6 months.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.2.11  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  katrix @6.2.8    one month ago

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Paula Bartholomew
6.2.12  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2.9    one month ago

My bf was stationed there but I enlisted in the Army when living there.

 
 
 
Krishna
6.2.13  Krishna  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2.9    one month ago
I was stationed at Eielson AFB. Where were you?

Stationed, perhaps, a t Thule AFB?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.2.14  Trout Giggles  replied to  Krishna @6.2.13    one month ago

Thule AFB is in Greenland

 
 
 
Krishna
6.2.15  Krishna  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2.14    4 weeks ago
Thule AFB is in Greenland

Correct :-)

 
 
 
Tacos!
6.3  Tacos!  replied to  freepress @6    one month ago
The very idea of purchasing a country is DEMENTED

Then I guess we have had demented people offering to buy it for about 150 years.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.3.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tacos! @6.3    one month ago

It is not so much demented as it would cost money that can be utilized here better.

 
 
 
katrix
6.3.2  katrix  replied to  Tacos! @6.3    one month ago
Then I guess we have had demented people offering to buy it for about 150 years

Truman tried. Once. That's hardly precedent for Trump's gaffe. And his thin skin - I can't believe what a snowflake he is. All wounded when his idea was called absurd, he whined "they can't say that" - with all the insults he spews every day! The man is demented.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.3.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.3.1    one month ago

Maybe he thought they would part with it for a dollar

 
 
 
Tacos!
6.3.4  Tacos!  replied to  katrix @6.3.2    one month ago
Truman tried. Once. That's hardly precedent

No, that's exactly what "precedent" is. Someone has done it before. Once, or 500 times doesn't matter.

We don't run around screaming about how insane Truman was for his effort. But when Trump wants to do it, it's not enough to say it's unnecessary or even ill-advised. It's a gaffe! It's insane! What is this world coming to? Trump has lost his mind!

Do you not see how extreme and unfair that reaction is?

 
 
 
Tessylo
6.3.5  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @6.3.4    one month ago

It's abzurd.  

 
 
 
Raven Wing
6.3.6  Raven Wing  replied to  katrix @6.3.2    one month ago
I can't believe what a snowflake he is.

Who....Cadet Bone Spurs and all his deferments to avoid having to serve his country and risk getting hurt? And he thinks he deserves an Medal of Honor! 

 
 
 
Texan1211
6.3.7  Texan1211  replied to  Raven Wing @6.3.6    one month ago
Who....Cadet Bone Spurs and all his deferments to avoid having to serve his country and risk getting hurt? And he thinks he deserves an Medal of Honor!

And that relates to Trump wanting to buy Greenland how?

 
 
 
Texan1211
6.3.8  Texan1211  replied to  Tacos! @6.3.4    one month ago

I don't believe that anything Trump-related would ever be considered extreme----as long as it was critical of him, then it passes the test!

Unfair isn't part of their vocabulary when it comes to how Trump is treated.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.3.9  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.3.3    one month ago

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Tacos!
6.3.10  Tacos!  replied to  Tessylo @6.3.5    one month ago

I don't understand why you or anyone else thinks it's so absurd. All I hear is that it's ridiculous, but not why it's ridiculous. If you can articulate a reason, that would at least be novel.

Maybe just for some contrast, you can explain why it wasn't absurd for Denmark to sell the Virgin Islands to the US in 1916 ?

 
 
 
Tessylo
6.3.11  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @6.3.10    one month ago

I don't care what you don't understand.  Not my problem. 

It's fucking abzurd

 
 
 
Texan1211
6.3.12  Texan1211  replied to  Tacos! @6.3.10    one month ago

The only logical reason for their hatred of even the IDEA of buying Greenland is simple.

Trump.

TDS lives on...………..and on...……………………...and on.

 
 
 
Tacos!
6.3.13  Tacos!  replied to  Tessylo @6.3.11    one month ago

I see. You don't have a reason. That's about what I expected.

 
 
 
Texan1211
6.3.14  Texan1211  replied to  Tacos! @6.3.13    one month ago

LOL!

BTW, what is fucking abzurd?

Do you know?

 
 
 
Tacos!
6.3.15  Tacos!  replied to  Texan1211 @6.3.14    one month ago

I don't know. Maybe that's how the cool kids spell it . . . in Russia. 

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Texan1211
6.3.16  Texan1211  replied to  Tacos! @6.3.15    one month ago

LOL!

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
6.3.17  Bob Nelson  replied to  Texan1211 @6.3.8    one month ago
I don't believe that anything Trump-related would ever be considered extreme----as long as it was critical of him

Just for laughs, Tex... try flipping that sentence:

I don't believe that anything Trump-related would ever be considered extreme----as long as it was Trump saying / doing it...

A question, Tex: Is there anything that Trump has done since arriving in office, that you consider unworthy of a President of the United States? Anything at all?

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
6.3.18  Bob Nelson  replied to  Tacos! @6.3.10    one month ago
Maybe just for some contrast, you can explain why it wasn't absurd for Denmark to sell the Virgin Islands to the US in 1916?

That was a century ago, near the end of the colonial era. Bringing it into a current debate is kinda sorta anachronistic...

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
6.3.19  Bob Nelson  replied to  Texan1211 @6.3.12    one month ago
hatred

Seriously?

Why do right-wingers see "hatred" everywhere? Is it a reflection of their own world-view?

I've seen lots of astonishment, even shame, that a President could be so wacky... but "hatred"???

Where did you see "hatred"?

 
 
 
Tessylo
6.3.20  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @6.3.13    one month ago

You're pretzel like contortions and twisting, that's about what I expected.

 
 
 
Tessylo
6.3.21  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @6.3.15    one month ago

When the whiny little bitch punk ass 'president' was whining about how they were 'nasty' to him, he pronounced it abzurd, many times.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
6.3.22  Tessylo  replied to  Bob Nelson @6.3.19    one month ago
'Where did you see "hatred"?'

In the mirror

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
6.3.23  Bob Nelson  replied to  Tessylo @6.3.22    one month ago

"Hatred" just isn't characteristic of the left. There may be a tiny fringe way out on the far-far-far left, but the mass of mushy Dems doesn't "hate" anyone.

MAGA people hate. They scream their hatred at every one of Trump’s rallies. They scream their hatred in front of abortion clinics. And so on...

So when we hear a right-winger talking about others' hatred, I guess they're just projecting.

 
 
 
MUVA
6.3.24  MUVA  replied to  Bob Nelson @6.3.23    one month ago

Do you ever read some of the post from the so called tolerant left give me a fucking break. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.3.25  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tacos! @6.3.15    one month ago

That's how the orange chief pronounced it. It was more like "obzurd"

 
 
 
Tessylo
6.3.26  Tessylo  replied to  Bob Nelson @6.3.23    one month ago
'So when we hear a right-winger talking about others' hatred, I guess they're just projecting.'

So true.  So true.  More like projectile vomiting.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
6.3.27  Tessylo  replied to  MUVA @6.3.24    one month ago

We're such meanies.  I guess the 'right' can dish it out, but cannot take it.

And they call us snowflakes.  

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
6.3.28  Bob Nelson  replied to  MUVA @6.3.24    one month ago
Do you ever read some of the post from the so called tolerant left give me a fucking break. 

Prove me wrong. Just post some example of leftish "hatred".

 
 
 
r.t..b...
7  r.t..b...    one month ago

Many experts in the foreign relations community have commented on the negative impacts of trump legitimizing North Korea by courting Kim. Denmark should look at this as a positive as they are no longer party to legitimizing trump.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
8  sandy-2021492    one month ago

What. An. Idiot.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
8.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8    one month ago

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†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
9  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    one month ago

The US has actually been trying to acquire Greenland since 1947. It hold massive value in the event of an altercation with Russia. I'm surprised so many of you all are unaware of this history.

but Trump....LOL

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
9.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @9    one month ago

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†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
9.1.1  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Bob Nelson @9.1    one month ago

Correction, the first attempt was actually in 1867.

 
 
 
Tessylo
9.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @9.1.1    one month ago
I'm surprised so many of you are unaware of this history.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
9.1.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @9.1.1    one month ago

Alaska was purchased in 1867

 
 
 
JohnRussell
9.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @9    one month ago

There are two possible scenarios connected to Trumps lust for Greenland.  One is he thinks climate change will eventually turn Greenland into a tourist haven with golden sun baked beaches and he wants in on the ground floor of building resort properties there, and the other scenario is he wants to strip mine the place for profit. 

Denmark and Greenland have both seen him coming. 

 
 
 
Tacos!
9.2.1  Tacos!  replied to  JohnRussell @9.2    one month ago
a tourist haven with golden sun baked beaches . . . the other scenario is he wants to strip mine the place for profit. 

I think you could do a bit of both.

 
 
 
Tessylo
9.2.2  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @9.2.1    one month ago

So rape the unspoiled land for profit.  Great idea, NOT.  

 
 
 
Tacos!
9.2.3  Tacos!  replied to  Tessylo @9.2.2    one month ago
So rape the unspoiled land for profit.  Great idea, NOT. 

You want to return the rare metals in your computer back to the Earth now?

Yeah, I thought not.

 
 
 
Tessylo
9.2.4  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @9.2.3    one month ago

Oh please.  

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
9.2.5  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @9.2    one month ago

You need to read our history on this topic. The outrage is all because of the donald.

Thanks for the entertainment.

 
 
 
Tacos!
9.2.6  Tacos!  replied to  Tessylo @9.2.4    one month ago

Did you think aluminum, copper, gold, mercury, palladium, etc just fell from the sky or were left under Steve Jobs's pillow by the metals fairy? I hate to break this to you, but we get those things by "raping the unspoiled land for profit."

 
 
 
Tessylo
9.2.7  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @9.2.6    one month ago

Whatever.  No need to keep harping about it.

 
 
 
JBB
9.2.8  JBB  replied to  Tacos! @9.2.3    4 weeks ago

Nice Fox News talking point [Deleted]

Thanks to Trump's goddamn trade war with China we won't have access to those rare earth metals anyway so we better prepare to communicate with each others by two cans and a string.

Mining though destructive is not what is mainly causing worldwide climate collapse. The over use of fossil fuels along with the destruction of our oceans and the rain forests is though.

 
 
 
lib50
9.3  lib50  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @9    one month ago
It hold massive value in the event of an altercation with Russia. I'm surprised so many of you all are unaware of this history.

Oh, I'm pretty sure he is doing this FOR Putin (as he does with most things).  I'm surprised you are unaware of Trump's history with Putin since he was helped into office by him.  

Meantime, we are the laughingstock of the entire freaking world.  We are being 'led' by a senile old fart who is Putin's puppet.  

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
9.3.1  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  lib50 @9.3    one month ago

Promoting the debunked Russian Hoax isn't going to make it true. Russia would have a fit if we purchased Greenland. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
9.3.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @9.3.1    one month ago

Only because we beat them to it.

 
 
 
Tacos!
9.3.4  Tacos!  replied to  lib50 @9.3    one month ago
Oh, I'm pretty sure he is doing this FOR Putin

No, for strategic defense reasons, American ownership of Greenland would likely infuriate Russia.

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
9.3.5  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Tacos! @9.3.4    one month ago

China just put an airport in Greenland and that is what has inspired the current administrations discussion.

 
 
 
Ronin2
9.3.6  Ronin2  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @9.3.5    one month ago

The Chinese are smart, and play the long game. They only operate in what is their own best interests.

I am sure that China has more infrastructure plans in Greenland to tie themselves to that country. Of course the more China ties itself to Greenland the more dependent Greenland becomes on them. I am sure that will factor in to the development of those mineral rights in the future; and all of the infrastructure the Chinese put in will aid in their processing of those minerals.

 
 
 
Ronin2
9.3.7  Ronin2  replied to  lib50 @9.3    one month ago

Putin wants the US to purchase Greenland./S

Like Putin wanted Trump to put US ground forces into Syria; and increase US air presence and bombings- that would put the US into potential direct conflict with Russian and Syria forces.

Like Putin wanted Trump to sign increased sanctions on Russia right after Trump took office.

Like Putin wants Europe talking about a permanent standing EU army; something they never dreamed of before Trump took office.

Like Putin wants NATO countries to actually increase their military spending; and actually be able to meet their commitments.  Something that Trump demanded and most NATO countries finally consented to do.

Like Putin wanted Trump to increase US military spending and upgrade the US Navy and air force to offset Russia and Chinese modernization.

Putin must be a moron for putting a puppet like Trump in charge.

 
 
 
Krishna
9.3.8  Krishna  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @9.3.5    one month ago
China just put an airport in Greenland and that is what has inspired the current administrations discussion.

Fake News!!!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
9.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @9    one month ago

We have bases in Greenland. We don't need to spend cash we don't have to purchase land we don't need.

 
 
 
luther28
10  luther28    one month ago
Trump's Feelings Were Hurt By Denmark PM's 'Very Not Nice ...

3 hours ago -   President   Trump   made it abundantly clear that he cancelled his trip to   Denmark because the “nasty” prime minister wasn’t very nice in response to his offer to purchase Greenland.   ... We can’t treat the United States of America the way they treated us under President Obama.
In truth it was due to the Prime Minister being mean to him. What a sissy!
 
 
 
Trout Giggles
10.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  luther28 @10    one month ago

Well, there ya go. Straight from the horse's mouth

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
10.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @10.1    one month ago

More like the horse's ass.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
10.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @10.1.1    4 weeks ago
More like the horse's ass.

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Tacos!
10.2  Tacos!  replied to  luther28 @10    one month ago

Trump has reason to be offended. Denmark has sold land to the US previously (Virgin Islands) and the US has made previous offers on Greenland that were received seriously and with respect. Acting like such talk is beyond the pale now smacks of personal animosity toward Trump. I don't think Trump did anything to Denmark to warrant such disrespect.

 
 
 
Tessylo
10.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @10.2    one month ago

Oh were they being nasty to the little snowflake?

Got some mustard for that pretzel?

 
 
 
Tacos!
10.2.3  Tacos!  replied to  Tessylo @10.2.1    one month ago
Oh were they being nasty to the little snowflake?

Yes, they were. Very undiplomatic. But maybe you don't mind that.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
10.2.4  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tacos! @10.2    one month ago

It is not that he wants to buy it, but his attitude and twitter tantrum when they said no dice.  You call him calling the PM Nasty being respectful?

 
 
 
Tacos!
10.2.5  Tacos!  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @10.2.4    one month ago
You call him calling the PM Nasty being respectful?

The PM was nasty to him first. That's how these things always go. Somebody disrespects Trump; he fires back; and everyone makes a big deal about what Trump said, while ignoring the original provocation.

Considering that the US has previously talked with Denmark about buying Greenland, and also that the US actually did buy the Virgin Islands from Denmark, it's ignorant and disrespectful to treat Trump's interest in Greenland as somehow unusual or inappropriate.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
10.2.6  Bob Nelson  replied to  Tacos! @10.2.3    one month ago
Very undiplomatic.

"Undiplomatic" means "against the normal practices of diplomacy". The word is applicable to talking about acquiring a territory, so widely that the story is absolutely certain to make it into the media... before talking to the authorities of the other country.

But of course, we now expect Trump's behavior to break normal standards.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
10.2.7  Bob Nelson  replied to  Tacos! @10.2.5    one month ago
The PM was nasty to him first.

Seriously?

Trump's chatter allowed speculation about acquiring Greenland to reach the media... before he ever talked to the proper Danish authorities.

And you blame the Dane? Seriously?

 
 
 
Tessylo
10.2.8  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @10.2.3    one month ago

'Very undiplomatic.'

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Yes, this 'president' is the most diplomatic 'president' EVER.  

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Trout Giggles
10.2.9  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tacos! @10.2.5    one month ago

All she said was no. Now...I know the Donald is not used to hearing that 2 letter word...but maybe it's time he learned the meaning of it.

He acts like a 2 year old when told no

 
 
 
Tacos!
10.2.10  Tacos!  replied to  Trout Giggles @10.2.9    one month ago
All she said was no.

No, actually she publicly said the idea was "absurd." It's not. Diplomatically, that response was unnecessarily rude and was apparently intended to embarrass the president.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
10.2.11  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tacos! @10.2.10    one month ago

Oh, c'mon, it was not! It certainly wasn't worse than any thing trmp has said.

It would be like you asking to buy my cat. I would tell you don't be absurd...I'll give him to you

 
 
 
Tacos!
10.2.12  Tacos!  replied to  Trout Giggles @10.2.11    one month ago
Oh, c'mon, it was not!

It was. A diplomatic response would have been to simply say "Greenland is not for sale and Denmark has no intention of selling." Instead, we got the dramatic and unfair "absurd." There was no need for that. It could serve only to embarrass the president.

It certainly wasn't worse than any thing trmp has said.

Trump can certainly be rude himself, but he doesn't set the standard for everyone else's behavior.

 
 
 
katrix
10.2.13  katrix  replied to  Tacos! @10.2.12    one month ago
diplomatic response would have been

Why is Trump owed a diplomatic response when he didn't use a diplomatic approach?

And then the snowflake had yet another public temper tantrum.

He's an embarrassment to the country. Now he's questioning whether the Fed Chairman is more of an enemy than the President of China ... Trump is a true enemy of our country at this point.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
10.2.14  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tacos! @10.2.12    one month ago
Trump can certainly be rude himself, but he doesn't set the standard for everyone else's behavior.

Uh, yeah, he kinda does because he started it. The Danish PM probably thought I'm gonna be just as diplomatic as he is.

Why shouldn't people be rude right back to him?

 
 
 
Tacos!
10.2.15  Tacos!  replied to  katrix @10.2.13    one month ago
Why is Trump owed a diplomatic response when he didn't use a diplomatic approach?

Like I just said, the behavior of one person should not dictate the behavior of others. That's the opposite of diplomacy. You would be plenty critical of Trump if he said something obnoxious about another world leader and you wouldn't be interested in hearing about the rude things that leader has said or done to deserve it. You would be correct if you said we should rise above that kind of petty back and forth. Instead, you have a double standard. Why? Because Trump.

 
 
 
Tacos!
10.2.16  Tacos!  replied to  Trout Giggles @10.2.14    one month ago
Uh, yeah, he kinda does because he started it.

Started it how?

Why shouldn't people be rude right back to him?

Then you should have no objection to Trump being rude to people who have been rude to him first.

Or do you believe that never happens?

 
 
 
katrix
10.2.17  katrix  replied to  Tacos! @10.2.15    one month ago

I don't actually consider the word "absurd" to be rude. The "nasty" comment - that was rude. His favorite word to use about women who say no to him.

You know the NT rules - it's just fine to criticize an idea, which she did. It is not fine to insult someone, which is what he did. See the difference?

If Trump hadn't gone about this in his usual blundering, impulsive fashion, the word "absurd" wouldn't have been necessary in the first place. She was blindsided and responded accordingly when she realized Trump was serious. No mention was made about discussing the purchase of Greenland when this meeting was set up - and now suddenly that's the whole purpose of the meeting?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
10.2.18  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tacos! @10.2.16    one month ago
Started it how?

I'm pretty sure the Danish PM reads at least one newspaper a day. trmp is pretty much in the news every day with his trash talk.

Then you should have no objection to Trump being rude to people who have been rude to him first.

What goes around comes around.

 
 
 
Tessylo
10.2.19  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @10.2.16    one month ago

'Then you should have no objection to Trump being rude to people who have been rude to him first.

Or do you believe that never happens?'

That's so freaking 'presidential'

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Tacos!
10.2.20  Tacos!  replied to  Tessylo @10.2.19    4 weeks ago
That's so freaking 'presidential'

Apparently it is - if you're not named Trump. At least that's the argument you people are making.

 
 
 
Tessylo
10.2.21  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @10.2.20    4 weeks ago

Right, because all presidents have behaved this way.  

 
 
 
MrFrost
11  MrFrost    one month ago

Where exactly was trump going to get the money in the first place? Not a bank on the planet would loan that loser money. Was he waiting for coupon day? Put it on layaway at Wal-Mart, (while dodging bullets), or maybe Black Friday on Amazon? 

Greenland is 2.1 million sq. Km, roughly 1/4 the size of the USA... it's not a "little island". It would cost trillions of dollars even if it was for sale. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
11.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  MrFrost @11    one month ago

By hook or crook, him being the crook.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
11.2  Raven Wing  replied to  MrFrost @11    one month ago
Where exactly was trump going to get the money in the first place?

From Bibi and Putin? Or maybe donations from all his rabid supporters, and the likes of the NRA, White Supremacists, Big Oil companies, and......

.......of course...Mexico. /sarc  jrSmiley_18_smiley_image.gif  

 
 
 
Tacos!
11.3  Tacos!  replied to  MrFrost @11    one month ago

According to this story in USA Today , it might only about $500 billion. I think I can live with that.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
11.3.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tacos! @11.3    one month ago

Then send him your money.

 
 
 
Tessylo
11.3.2  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @11.3    one month ago

Start a Go-Fund me account.  

 
 
 
Tacos!
11.3.3  Tacos!  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @11.3.1    one month ago

I already do. It's called taxes. Now, if only I could get Democrats to stop pissing it away on useless garbage. I'd much rather see it spent expanding the holdings of the United States as opposed to say, funding a production of "Doggie Hamlet," making 3D scans of puppets, have the DOD watch gnatcatcher birds, spending $1 billion on 10 miles of trolley line in San Diego, $6 billion for California's high speed rail to nowhere. How about over $3 billion for vacations for federal employees already on leave because they are being investigated for misconduct? And don't even get me started on the government programs taken advantage of by illegal aliens.

There is so much garbage that the US government already wastes my tax dollars on. Actually investing in what would likely be highly productive land seems pretty freaking smart by comparison.

 
 
 
Tessylo
11.3.4  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @11.3.3    one month ago

How about those billions being spent on the wall that is not being built?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
11.3.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tacos! @11.3.3    4 weeks ago

I think we should take that money he wants to spend on Greenland and spend a tenth of it in Puerto Rico.

Then give the rest of of it to the VA so they can upgrade their hospitals

 
 
 
Tacos!
11.3.6  Tacos!  replied to  Trout Giggles @11.3.5    4 weeks ago

Those are fine ideas, also.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
11.3.7  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tacos! @11.3.6    4 weeks ago

Thank-you.

 
 
 
Texan1211
11.4  Texan1211  replied to  MrFrost @11    one month ago
Where exactly was trump going to get the money in the first place? Not a bank on the planet would loan that loser money.

Oh, FFS.

Please. please, PLEASE tell me you didn't think Trump wanted to buy it all for himself.

Please don't tell me you actually thought that.

 
 
 
lady in black
12  lady in black    one month ago

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Paula Bartholomew
13  Paula Bartholomew    one month ago

Trump was invited by their queen.  When he blew off the trip, it was an insult to her.  I doubt she will extend another invite.

 
 
 
Kavika
14  Kavika     one month ago

I wonder if Trump knows that we have an airbase in Greenland. We've been there since during WWII...

Oh well, goggle is your friend Trump.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thule_Air_Base

NASA spends time there as well...More goggle.

 
 
 
Tacos!
14.1  Tacos!  replied to  Kavika @14    one month ago
I wonder if Trump knows that we have an airbase in Greenland.

I think he does, but as a real estate mogul, maybe he figures it's better to own than to rent.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
14.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tacos! @14.1    one month ago

He didn't even know where PR was and you think he knows there is a base in Greenland?

 
 
 
Tacos!
14.1.2  Tacos!  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @14.1.1    one month ago

If he didn't, he probably does now. Not sure how that is relevant.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
14.1.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tacos! @14.1.2    one month ago

I will take places and things Trump doesn't know where they are for 200 Alex.

 
 
 
lady in black
15  lady in black    one month ago

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Tessylo
15.1  Tessylo  replied to  lady in black @15    one month ago

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igknorantzrulz
16  igknorantzrulz    one month ago

This whole fricken farce is just too much

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It took me TWO DAYS to comment on this beyond joke

 
 
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