Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, August 23, 2019

It started as a headline seemingly straight out of The Onion. Then it unleashed a torrent of jokes on late-night television and social media. And finally it exploded into a serious diplomatic rupture between the United States and one of its longtime allies.

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Nothing Trump says or does is funny, especially when people have to explain he's only "joking."

#1 | Posted by qcp at 2019-08-23 01:10 PM | Reply

Somebody needs to raise a 'red flag' on Trump.

OCU

#2 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-08-23 01:11 PM | Reply

You clowns wouldn't know funny if it sat on your face and danced.

#3 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2019-08-23 01:57 PM | Reply

You clowns wouldn't know funny if it sat on your face and danced.

#5 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 20

Trump just "hereby ordered" American companies not to deal with China.

I definitely have the sensation of something on my face. It doesn't feel like funny.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2019-08-23 02:12 PM | Reply

"You clowns wouldn't know funny if it sat on your face and danced."

Yeah, it was really a hoot when Trump suggested trading Greenland for Puerto Rico.

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-08-23 02:15 PM | Reply

He just called the Fed chairman an enemy of the state. Ha ha, really funny.

#6 | Posted by cbob at 2019-08-23 02:19 PM | Reply

He just called the Fed chairman, who he appointed, an enemy of the state. Ha ha, really funny.

FTFY

#7 | Posted by qcp at 2019-08-23 02:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

You know what will be really funny? When Trump starts calling Fox News journalists, the few real ones, enemies of the people. Yeah, that'll be hilarious.

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-08-23 02:36 PM | Reply

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"Trump's Interest in Buying Greenland Seemed Like a Joke. Then It Got Ugly."

When does anything that Trump (and his family) touches doesn't turn ugly or "nasty" or "horrible" or "disgusting" or "a disgrace" or "shame" (he knows the best words)?

We've had narcissistic jokes, dimwits, idiots, s--ts and -------- in the White House before, but we've never quite had All-in-One, like Trump. He got his goal - his name WILL be in the history books for a very long time, but not exactly in the way he imagined.
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#9 | Posted by CutiePie at 2019-08-23 02:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Of course it's not funny. It's actually not even surprising.

The oil companies realize they've never had such a stupid pro-pollution sock puppet in the white house so they've decided to ask for the moon and see how much they can actually get from him.

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-23 02:56 PM | Reply

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You clowns wouldn't know funny if it sat on your face and danced.

#5 | POSTED BY BEN_BERKKAKE

We read your posts.

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2019-08-23 03:08 PM | Reply

I don't think its funny at all!

-The Ghost of Harry Truman

#12 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-23 03:21 PM | Reply

Harry Truman thought it was a good idea too:

That's why, according to the AP's account of the National Archives papers, Truman's advisers prized the geographic advantage Greenland could afford to defend against Soviet strategic bombers that might fly over the Arctic Circle toward targets in North America.

The United States opened negotiations with Denmark about using Greenland, and at one point, the American side proposed buying the island outright for $100 million in gold and the rights to a patch of Alaskan oil.

All this took place in confidence but even then " as now " the idea shocked the Danes. Here's how the AP's W. Dale Nelson described the National Archive documents' account of the exchange:

Secretary of State James Byrnes made the offer to visiting Danish Foreign Minister Gustav Rasmussen in New York on Dec. 14, 1946, according to a telegram from Byrnes to the U.S. Legation in Copenhagen.

After discussing other security arrangements for Greenland, Byrnes said he told Rasmussen that perhaps an outright sale to the United States would be the most clean-cut and satisfactory.

Our needs ... seemed to come as a shock to Rasmussen, but he did not reject my suggestions flatly and said that he would study a memorandum which I gave him, he said."

#13 | Posted by homerj at 2019-08-23 03:42 PM | Reply

Is this the thread where all Republicans suddenly love Harry Truman?

#14 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-23 03:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#15 | Posted by homerj

Good copy and paste. Cite your source. It was discussed yesterday and the Danes didn't dis him offer it but instead worked out a solution... Trump wants it out of greed.

#15 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-08-23 05:15 PM | Reply

*over not offer

#16 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-08-23 05:15 PM | Reply

After we obtain greenland that wasteland called canada is next. They could use the money anyways since justin is breaking their economy.

#17 | Posted by mutant at 2019-08-23 05:27 PM | Reply

#19 Didn't you hear. China is buying Canada with US bonds.

#18 | Posted by bored at 2019-08-24 01:31 AM | Reply

The reality is Trump is not the first POTUS to want to buy Greenland. Forgive me but I believe both FDR, during WWII and Ike during the cold war both offered. As far as it goes, the Danes have been very accommodating to our use of the island. Some you can read about, most you will never hear about. It is a very good place to track submarines, as we do in Iceland and Scotland and Norway. Knowing this the Soviets ensured that they could launch their missiles from the Arctic by reinforcing their conning towers.

#19 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-08-24 07:23 AM | Reply

#20 | Posted by bored I guess you have never herd of expulsion without compensation. It doesn't mater how many deeds the Chinese have, they could be sent home with out so much as a thank you. All it takes is a serious scandal ether real or created.

#20 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-08-24 07:45 AM | Reply

Denmark should buy the USA from Russia.

#21 | Posted by JOE at 2019-08-24 08:24 AM | Reply

#23 | Posted by JOE, Maybe we could pay them to take Puerto Rico. Didn't we buy the Virgin Islands from them back about 1915?

#22 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-08-24 09:34 AM | Reply

#22 sounds like you are advocating for US lebensraum. You really are a Nazi.

#23 | Posted by bored at 2019-08-24 09:36 AM | Reply

#25 | Posted by bored Actually the confiscation of property without compensation is a hallmark of every red government that has come to power. Canada is pretty much to the left.

#24 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-08-24 12:36 PM | Reply

"Nazi"

*drink*

#25 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-24 01:06 PM | Reply

#25 | Posted by bored If Castro could do it in 59 to Americans and be considered some kind of hero by the left, why can't Justin do the same to the Chinese?

#26 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-08-24 01:11 PM | Reply

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