NY Times: Trump Reportedly Joked About Trading Puerto Rico for Greenland

Aug 22, 2019
10:22 AM

President Donald Trump speaks during the “Presidential Social Media Summit” in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

As if we need more proof that President Trump does care one bit about Puerto Rico, here is what The New York Times reported in a Thursday morning story by Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman about this whole buying Greenland thing:

“At one point last year, according to a former official who heard him, he even joked in a meeting about trading Puerto Rico for Greenland—happy to rid himself of an American territory whose leadership he has feuded with repeatedly.”

This news comes just a day after we found out that National Republican Congressional Committee is playing up the Greenland craze and tending to forget that Puerto Rico might have a thing or two to say about it.

We do wonder, though, if Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González (a pro-statehood Republican) and Governor Wanda Vázquez (who says that “she is inclined toward Republican philosophies”) might want to start defending the dignity of the island-colony, instead of having Trump and other Republicans continue to mock Puerto Rico.

We doubt it, because it’s pretty clear that Republicans really love to make fun of Puerto Rico.

Hey, Puerto Rico, Republicans are just showing their real views these days, no?