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Trump Once Joked About Trading Puerto Rico For Greenland
thehill.com ^ | 08/22/19

Posted on 08/22/2019 10:47:20 PM PDT by Helicondelta

President Trump, who sparked controversy with this comments about purchasing Greenland, at one point joked about trading Puerto Rico for the Danish territory, a former White House official told The New York Times.

Trump joked about trading the American territory for Greenland last year, according to the former official, who reportedly overheard the president.

Trump has frequently sparred with Puerto Rican politicians, calling them "corrupt." Trump has repeatedly made the incorrect claim the island received $92 billion in disaster relief for Hurricane Maria, and Puerto Rican officials have criticized the president for not doing more in the aftermath of the 2017 natural disaster, which devastated the island.

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1 posted on 08/22/2019 10:47:20 PM PDT by Helicondelta
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To: Helicondelta

He WASN’T JOKING!


2 posted on 08/22/2019 10:54:18 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Helicondelta

Be a great trade, tourist trap welfare territory for a huge resource possibility. I’m up for it.


3 posted on 08/22/2019 10:54:37 PM PDT by Equine1952 (Get yourself a ticket on a common mans train of thought))
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To: Helicondelta

Puerto Rico has 2/3 the population of Denmark. They’d completely overwhelm the Danish.


4 posted on 08/22/2019 10:55:54 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Helicondelta

Dishonest articles like this make me sick. Trump gave PR massive aid. They ARE corrupt. The unions left the humanitarian aid to bake in the sun as part of a shake down.


5 posted on 08/22/2019 11:05:34 PM PDT by Williams (Stop Tolerating The Intolerant.)
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To: Williams

It would be nice to read one positive aritical about our great President Donald J Trump. how many of these leftwing nutjobs have sacrificed anything for the good of our Country.our President is doing what our forefathers invisioned was that citizens that had been secsesfull in life to serve our country.If the truth is ever told President Donald J Trump has sacrificed more than maybe any other President.The only other President that I can think of is George Washington that has given up so much to serve our Country.I for one a poor country boy appreciate what our President is doing for all of us.if a uneducated 53 year old can see this why can’t more people recognize what any fool should be able to see.politics has been a passion of mine sence I was a teenager and got to vote for Reagan when I just turned 18 in 1984 ,and I’ve never witnessed such a leader as President Donald J Trump...


6 posted on 08/22/2019 11:48:28 PM PDT by Mavrick69
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To: Helicondelta

Smoked herring cheap!


7 posted on 08/23/2019 12:04:28 AM PDT by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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To: Helicondelta

The Hill is just a pile of BS.


8 posted on 08/23/2019 1:02:01 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Williams

You will notice however offended they pretend to be no one was so offended in Denmark or PR that they are insisting it be done.


9 posted on 08/23/2019 1:41:46 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Helicondelta

So this was last year??


10 posted on 08/23/2019 3:27:25 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

By a “former official”

“who reportedly overheard....”

I’ll leave it at that


11 posted on 08/23/2019 3:35:38 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Helicondelta

I for one wouldn’t like China or even Russia buying Puerto Rico and parking their missels there or building an military attack planes base in our own back yard.


12 posted on 08/23/2019 3:59:22 AM PDT by Ron H. (Gab.com)
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To: Helicondelta
give them back the USVI too...
13 posted on 08/23/2019 4:13:27 AM PDT by Chode (Send bachelors, and come heavily armed!)
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To: Helicondelta

More fake sorxes from the satanic media.


14 posted on 08/23/2019 5:33:35 AM PDT by cowboyusa (America Cowboy Up)
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To: Helicondelta

“...made the incorrect claim the island received $92 billion...”

Without stating the “correct” value? I’m more inclined to believe POTUS than some vague assertion by The Hill. Even if the value is wrong, they received huge amounts of aid and squandered it. They had ports full of water and aid while still complaining we weren’t doing enough.


15 posted on 08/23/2019 6:17:09 AM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing of poor moral choices among everybody)
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I doubt even mexico would want puerto rico, they have enough corruption problems already


16 posted on 08/23/2019 6:54:09 AM PDT by dsrtsage (For Leftists, World History starts every day at breakfast)
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To: Helicondelta

Former White House official? Obama’s dog walker? Who no longer has a job because Trump doesn’t have a dog.


17 posted on 08/23/2019 6:58:50 AM PDT by Starstruck (I'm usually sarcastic. Deal with it.)
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