Trump shared a meme that had been passed around on social media since the news broke that he had asked aides to look into purchasing the territory:
I promise not to do this to Greenland! pic.twitter.com/03DdyVU6HA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2019
Greenland, for the record, is not for sale. And Twitter users weren’t amused, with more than a few offering a warning of what had happened to some of Trump’s other buildings over the years:
It’d actually be more like... pic.twitter.com/OHcitqYyiV
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) August 20, 2019
Since you work for me and represent me (yes, you are MY president too & you are a public servant), can I ask you to please stop with this Greenland purchase nonsense. So insulting to those who live there. So embarrassing to me. So disrespectful of the office you hold. https://t.co/SxTgdCzzL2
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) August 20, 2019
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) August 20, 2019
Good. Nobody wants to saddled with another one of your bankruptcies. You did enough damage to AC.
— Parabolicarc.com (@spacecom) August 20, 2019
When you hit that 'Tweet' button other people can see what you wrote. You know that ... don't you?
— Alien T 💫👽 (@alienmagicman) August 20, 2019
You did it to Atlantic City, you planetary punchline.https://t.co/R1MWRGwpAB
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) August 20, 2019
Is this the "after" shot from Atlantic City? https://t.co/lTa31hxZRq
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) August 20, 2019
Meanwhile, over at the former Trump Plaza Casino... pic.twitter.com/9bPE0XpmRd
— Moseedoates 🌊 (@Moseedoates) August 20, 2019
Sir this is Walter ,,, they do not need a sign to tell them it is green land because it will be America soon !! Thank you for considering this suggestion ,,, very nice tower also
— Walter(Owen's Grandp (@walterowensgrpa) August 20, 2019
Why not, you did this to Washington DC 😏 pic.twitter.com/9cWyNcM5br
— Jesse Banks (@jaybee51) August 20, 2019
The glamor, the flowing lines, the easy grace: Who could resist? pic.twitter.com/ny0VRvXWc8
— Dan Murphy (@bungdan) August 20, 2019
Reminds me of Trump trying to take Baja https://t.co/hxO9YQ9Czr
— Krissy ✌ (@KrissySD) August 20, 2019
Could you remove the one in Las Vegas, please? Or are we not as important or as beautiful as Greenland?
— steven (@Fwizzuzu) August 20, 2019
We're sorry the current President of the United States is an idiot and offered to buy your country. We're embarrassed and apologize. Sorry again. Thank you.
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) August 20, 2019
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.