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Maddow bursts into laughter: ‘Trump is going to buy Greenland and turn it into a golf course’

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MSNBC’s host of “The Rachel Maddow Show” offered her own hilarious theory as to why President Donald Trump is reportedly trying to buy Greenland.

She began with, “the idea that Donald Trump is going to buy Greenland and turn it into a golf course now that all the ice is melting.”

“I mean you’ve heard discussion about this already tonight on MSNBC, presumably you’ve heard some buzz about this since this broke, since The Wall Street Journal published this. I’m already sort of against my better judgment that I’m talking about it at all. The reason I don’t want to spend too much time on this is because I feel like this is kind of mean,” she explained. “I feel like somebody is — not mean to Greenland, I mean, mean to the president — I feel like somebody is playing a joke on the president and he doesn’t know it. I feel like somebody is trying to make him look dumb, right?”

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“So us talking about it, I feel a little bit like we’re being complicit in that other person’s mean trick,” she added.

“And I know that this is like the number one trending topic worldwide right now. I know it is a very popular topic of conversation this evening for all of the obvious reasons, but I will just say if you know the president, if you are — you know, you go to dinners with him, you go to roundtables with him — if you are in position to play this kind of a mean joke on President Trump, understanding the contours of his mind and his ego and knowing he might not really get that it’s a joke and he might really run off with it and think he could do it, I mean just do the country a favor and make it a more constructive joke,” she said.

Maddow then offered some possibilities.

“I mean if you know how his mind works, if you are going to play a joke on a president for whom nothing is off-limits and nothing is ridiculous as long as it might provide him something he wants, then pick something that would help the country or that at least would be harmless or funny in the long run,” she suggested.

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“I mean now this guy is actually going to go try to buy Greenland — he’s due to go to Denmark next month. Right now it appears he actually thinks he can buy Greenland and he might try to on behalf of the United States of America in real life,” she explained.

“And that would make for an excellent plot for a “Simpsons” episode. I’m sure someday this whole episode will make a hilarious off-broadway musical. Choose your jokes carefully with this particular mind. He will believe what you tell him. The fail-safes won’t work. The intelligence community will show up to brief him that, ‘Sir, it’s not actually possible for you to buy Greenland’ and he’ll dismiss them and call them the Deep State and the only hope we’ll have for shaking this idea loose out of his head will be if ‘Fox & Friends’ can be drafted on behalf of the nation to fact check this someday, to break the sad news to him,” she continued.

“How else do we get out of this problem now? This is our life now,” Maddow added.

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Ex-Pompeo adviser agrees to testify to impeachment investigators after resigning: report

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On Monday, Politico's Andrew Desiderio reported that Michael McKinley, a former ambassador to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, has agreed to testify behind closed doors to House Democrats leading the impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump:

NEWS: Former Pompeo adviser Michael McKinley, who resigned last week, will testify in closed session on Wednesday before House impeachment investigators, according to an official working on the inquiry.

— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) October 14, 2019

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Here’s why Rudy Giuliani can not legitimately claim to be Donald Trump’s lawyer

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani bills himself as President Donald Trump's attorney. But one former prosecutor explained why that is not an accurate description during a Monday appearance on MSNBC.

"Meet the Press Daily" anchor Katy Tur interviewed former Southern District of New York Assistant U.S. Attorney Mimi Rocah, who is a distinguished fellow in criminal justice at Pace Law School.

"So this news that the SDNY is looking into what Rudy Giuliani was doing overseas in Ukraine, explain what they’re doing. Also, very weird since Giuliani used to run the office," Tur noted.

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Rudy Giuliani’s bank records part of investigation by federal prosecutors: report

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On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani is having his banking records scrutinized as part of the federal criminal investigation into his dealings in the Ukraine.

The report says that prosecutors are also looking into his work for a city mayor in the country.

Giuliani has been a central figure in Trump's apparent scheme to extort the Ukrainian president into helping him dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, holding military aid appropriated by Congress hostage until the country investigates "corruption."

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