President Trump has reportedy mused to his aides about buying Greenland from Denmark, an idea so silly his own aides aren’t sure if the president means it seriously. Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called the idea “an absurd discussion,” noting, among other problems, that Greenland has autonomy and cannot simply be sold off by Denmark.
Now, Trump is canceling a planned meeting with the Danish — either because he’s angry Denmark won’t sell him a country that it can’t sell, or because its prime minister pointed out that his idea is crazy, or both:
During the 2016 presidential primary, Ted Cruz said, “I don’t know anyone who would be comfortable with someone who behaves this way having his finger on the button. I mean, we’re liable to wake up one morning and Donald, if he were president, would have nuked Denmark.” So the good news is that Trump is still exceeding expectations.