As August comic subplots go, this one is pretty solid. https://t.co/o2N9p3AUpM
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) August 16, 2019
To be fair when I’m down in the dumps and feel like no one likes me I go shopping too https://t.co/fXOv1pmfyd
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) August 15, 2019
Of course he hasn’t got the funds to indulge in the traditional upper-class-male mortality-panic status goods, like cars or yachts, but couldn’t Melania introduce him to Funko Pops or Magic: the Gathering cards?
Per the Washington Post:
… The presidential request has bewildered aides, some of whom continue to believe it isn’t serious, but Trump has mentioned it for weeks. The two people with knowledge of the presidential demand spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to reveal such White House planning.
As with many of Trump’s internal musings, aides haven’t told him the idea is preposterous and instead are waiting for more direction before they decide how seriously they should look into it.
Among the things that have been discussed is whether it is even legal, what the process would be for acquiring an island that has its own government and population, and where any money to purchase a giant landmass would originate…
We joke now, but in six months buying Greenland will be a litmus test on the right.
— Brendan Buck (@BrendanBuck) August 15, 2019
Why does Putin want Trump to have the US purchase Greenland?
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) August 16, 2019
Someone has explained to Trump that Greenland isn't nearly as big as it looked on the Mercator projection, right?
— Sean T at RCP (@SeanTrende) August 16, 2019
— Nick Bryner (@bryner_nick) August 16, 2019
Honored sirs, I am PRINCE KIELSEN and I am contacting you with exciting opportunity. I recently inherited an island but need a small amount of cash. Send a money order for $600,000,000 to my account and I will give you “Greenland.”
— Yoni Appelbaum (@YAppelbaum) August 15, 2019
GREENLAND IS WHERE WE WILL RESETTLE THE FERAL PIGS
— Jacob T. Levy (@jtlevy) August 15, 2019
there's gonna be some patreon for a filibuster expedition with a hyper-aggressive vetbro Erik the Red logo before next week.
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) August 15, 2019
Wait. We've… tried this before? https://t.co/96jkakOo2f.
— Ali Rogin (@AliRogin) August 15, 2019