President Donald Trump tweeted a hilarious meme of Greenland on Monday, which caused those on the political Left to freakout, as political talks about his desire to purchase the world’s largest island continue.
Trump tweeted out a photo of Greenland with a picture of Trump International Hotel Las Vegas photoshopped into the photo, writing: “I promise not to do this to Greenland!”
“Strategically, it’s interesting, and we’d be interested, but we’ll talk to them a little bit. It’s not number one on the burner,” Trump told reporters. “And strategically for the United States, it would be nice. And we’re a big ally of Denmark, and we help Denmark, and we protect Denmark.”
Trump’s tweet, which many people viewed as comedy gold, was criticized by those on the political Left who have no sense of humor.
Robyn Kanner, who works for Beto O’Rourke wrote: “can you believe someone sat down in the white house — quite possibly, the west wing — and made this graphic then sent it to the president of the united states of america and was like let’s tweet it and the president of the united states of america was like hell yeah”
Daily Beast reporter Scott Bixby tweeted: “My husband’s reaction to seeing this: ‘I … what … why did he post that? Like, that’s troll content? For real? What … like, that’s crazy!'”
Andy Ostroy tweeted: “Are you ever gonna do any actual work? You just f**k off all day and night. Worst, most incompetent president ever … #Trump”
The Washington Examiner noted that Greenland has “extraordinary strategic value” for the United States.
“Through the U.S. Air Force base already present at Thule, Greenland offers critical intelligence capabilities to conduct satellite operations and to detect possible over-the-North-Pole nuclear missile launches from China or Russia,” the Examiner noted. Thule better allows the U.S. to warn its citizens of an imminent attack. Thanks to Thule’s deep water port and long runway, the base provides a logistics hub for operations in the Arctic. And it gives the U.S. military the means to deter and defeat prospective aggression. Russia, in particular, has been working to secure territorial control over resource-rich areas of the Arctic. America’s presence in Greenland is increasingly relevant for that reason.”
“Greenland also abounds with resources. An already energy independent U.S. would have unfettered access to a land rich not only in hydrocarbons but also in rare earth metals that are currently only available from an adversary, China,” The Examiner added. “Greenland also controls flourishing fishing waters.”