On Thursday, news broke that President Donald Trump asked his White House counsel to study the feasibility of purchasing Greenland from the Kingdom of Denmark.
It is a typically Trumpian grandiose idea that he reportedly got from hearing his aides discussing Greenland's strategic military importance — and it's not even necessary because we already have a defense treaty with Denmark that lets us run missile defense bases on the island.
Trump's idea was quickly mocked by social media:
Greenland in 10 years. https://t.co/akqWowauyu— Jon Gabriel (@Jon Gabriel)1565910453.0
Remember when a drunk guy wrote to Denmark and asked if he could have Greenland, and Denmark replied. (cc… https://t.co/fSkIklDoC4— Letters of Note (@Letters of Note)1565908676.0
Uh, we should definitely buy Greenland. Have any of you looked at a map? It's like, gigantic. It's bigger than frea… https://t.co/K2ZUVnVfx6— Robby Soave (@Robby Soave)1565908092.0
Vexing that Greenland will get its two senators before the District of Columbia does— David Frum (@David Frum)1565910293.0
Can’t wait to hear President Cat Food Brain talk about buying Greenland: “Nobody knew how green this Greenland pl… https://t.co/lDWSBpfwig— Adam Best (@Adam Best)1565906635.0
“I wanna buy Greenland” https://t.co/txyAo7pkxR— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn Torabi)1565906994.0
IT’S CALLED GREENLAND BUT IT’S ACTUALLY COVERED IN ICE, UNLIKE ICELAND WHICH IS ACTUALLY VERY GREEN. ANYWAY, I’M GO… https://t.co/SjiNdFEOI5— Julia (@Julia)1565909446.0