Trump Tantrum

A Danish Denial


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Donald Trump was invited to Denmark by that nation’s queen. Despite saying that the idea of purchasing Greenland, the world’s largest island near the Arctic that’s controlled by Denmark, was “not number one on the burner,” Trump has now canceled his visit after being denied and mocked by the Danish prime minister.

Trump’s visit was seen as an offbeat thank-you to Denmark for being a stalwart NATO member that’s supported U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. But his postponing the trip shows that his only intention was to make a crappy offer for the island.

Denmark is smart not to make a land deal with a grifter who doesn’t pay his bills and ruins everything he touches. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said that she wouldn’t even have “interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland.”

Af first, Denmark considered it a joke. After discovering he was serious, they took it as an insult. Frederiksen had visited Greenland over the weekend and told reporters that Trump’s idea of buying the island was “absurd.” Welcome to our reality, Mrs. Prime Minister. Every day here just gets more absurd. Example: Trump wants to buy Greenland.

Since Trump claimed the purchase of Greenland was not related to his visit to Denmark, why did he abruptly cancel his trip? It’s because he’s a big baby.

Trump was never to entitled Greenland though he’s in the habit of everyone bending over backward and kissing his ass. What sort of tantrum would he have had thrown if he had lost the election? We’ve seen his tantrums over losing the popular vote and having the smallest inauguration. What will his tantrum be like when he’s defeated in 2020? I’m looking forward to finding that out.

When we purchased Alaska and the Louisiana territory, they were for sale (in case you’re a Republican, Alaska was sold by Russia and Louisiana by France). When we took Hawaii, we stole it (in case you’re a Republican, we stole it from Hawaiians). We stole and bought the American southwest. Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines were ceded to us by Spain after the Spanish-American War. American Samoa was annexed. Spain ceded Florida to us in 1821 as a prank. The days of taking, buying, and selling territory without any consideration given to the native inhabitants are pretty much over. There are two people apparently unaware of that; Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.

The United States has never had a claim on Greenland. Donald Trump is a big baby to be insulted by Denmark’s refusal to discuss selling it to him. He’s the one who insulted them first. How would he feel if Denmark offered to purchase Montana, then got a hair up their ass when we told them the idea was “absurd.”

Donald Trump is absurd and once again, we’re being laughed at on the world stage. Trump is confused that having a little orange snit and tempter tantrum is viewed as being strong. It’s not. When a baby screams its head off in the grocery store because the parents won’t buy it a candy bar, nobody sees that baby as being strong. They see it as being a baby and everyone in close proximity really dislikes that baby and the parents spend the rest of their time in the store apologizing for it.

Screaming and crying works for babies…sometimes. It doesn’t work for adults or even people like Trump who are supposed to be adults.

The world sees Donald Trump as being a baby. Nobody outside the U.S. likes that baby and we’re going to be apologizing for it for a really long time. Thanks to Donald Trump, we can’t even give Canada grief for Bryan Adams or Justin Beiber anymore. Maybe Nickelback.

Denmark is the big winner here. Not only did they get to deny Trump and mock him on the world stage, but now they don’t have to put up with an obnoxious Trump visit. I am now officially jealous of Denmark.

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Vouching For The Stable Genius


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Here’s your weekly cartoon for CNN’s weekly newsletter, Provoke/Persuade. Please sign up to get these in your inbox every Sunday for the rest of your life.

I am very happy CNN chose this cartoon out of the ten or so ideas I had sent them. In fact, it may be the last idea I sent their way. I think the story progressed throughout the day on Friday, making the cartoon even more relevant.

I spent Thursday sitting in a hotel in Raleigh sending ideas to CNN. I had an event that night, which I was two hours late for. But, that’s OK because I like being fashionably late. After it was approved, I went to join several of my cartoonist colleagues in paying our respects to a departed cartoonist. The next morning, I drew this on the train but you probably already read that horror story in the previous blog.

I like bringing back “stable genius.” If you have to tell people you’re smart, you’re probably not. If you ask people to tell others how smart you are, people who work for you, you’re not smart. Donald Trump is neither smart, stable or a genius.

Today, Donald Trump tweeted that Kim Jong Un called Joe Biden a “low IQ individual, & worse.” We don’t have actual proof of that, but what do have is proof that Kim Jong Un called Trump a “dotard.” Trump’s IQ is so high, that he had to look up the definition of “dotard.” Spoiler alert, it doesn’t mean “stable genius.”

A genius doesn’t negotiate himself into a deal where he receives nothing, which is what Trump did with Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi has Trump’s number and she proved it during the government shutdown Trump created. Now, he’s having tantrums and saying he won’t work with Congress on anything as long as there are investigations into his corruption. What he’s saying is, he won’t work with a Congress that invokes oversight.

Trump is upset that Pelosi accused him of a coverup, something his own Justice Department has accused him of. Trump says he doesn’t do coverups, yet he’s lied about paying off pornstars and Playmates, lied and hid his negotiations to erect a Trump Tower in Moscow, lied and hid his attempt to bribe Vladimir Putin, lied about Trump University and his fake charity which he stole from, and is preventing people from testifying to Congress about a report that he claims exonerates him. On top of all this, he won’t release his taxes. But other than all that, he doesn’t do coverups.

The best Trump can do to convince people he’s stable or smart is to have other people say it, even if those people are those he pays to say it.

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