What country will Trump try to buy next?

tags: politics, Greenland, Trump

Jonathan Zimmerman (jlzimm@aol.com) teaches education and history at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author (with Emily Robertson) of “The Case for Contention: Teaching Controversial Issues in American Schools” (University of Chicago Press).

“Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting”— President Donald Trump on Tuesday

“I thought that the prime minister’s statement that it was an absurd idea [to buy Greenland] was nasty.” — President Trump to reporters on Wednesday

“The United Kingdom is a very special country with incredible people, especially @RealEngland Boris Johnson. But he said he has no interest in discussing our purchase of Scotland, so I’m not going to pay taxes on my golf courses there.”—President Trump on Thursday morning

“Can we buy Quebec from the French? Justin Trudeau is very nasty. I'm postponing my meeting with him for, like, forever.”— President Trump on Thursday afternoon

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