United State’s President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday night, August 19th, to share a bad-joke in a tweet that’s likely to further inflame sensitivities over his comments about buying Greenland.
President Trump on Sunday confirmed the idea of buying Greenland, the semi-autonomous Danish territory, had been discussed within his administration because of the strategic benefits to the US. For decades, the United States has operated the Thule air force base in Greenland.
But Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen reacted to Trump’s statement by dismissing the idea as “absurd”.
Trump then took to Twitter to photo-shop a picture of his hotel onto a small town in Greenland and tried to make an insensitive joke about it.
See tweet below.
Trump’s joke fell flat and Twitter users called him out for being insensitive. However, there were those who found his tweet funny and applauded his humour.
Among which is his son, Eric Trump, who wrote on Instagram:
I don’t know about you guys but I love the concept of buying Greenland.
Donald Trump revealed to reporters on Sunday that the idea of buying Greenland from Denmark was
just something we’ve talked about.
He further said,
Denmark essentially owns it. We’re very good allies with Denmark. We’ve protected Denmark like we protect large portions of the world, so the concept came up.
However, Danish Prime Minister Ms Frederiksen, visiting Greenland to meet premier Kim Kielsen, reiterated that Greenland was not for sale.
Greenland is not Danish. Greenland is Greenlandic, she said
I persistently hope that this is not something that is seriously meant.
Checkout the negative reply Trump got from a verified user by name Claude Taylor.