"I Promise Not To Do This To Greenland": Donald Trump Tweets A Photo Of Huge Trump Tower In Tiny Village In Greenland

August 21, 2019 12:03

US President Donald Trump appears to be making light of his own idea of buying Greenland from Denmark, tweeting a doctored photo of Trump Tower looming over a small village in the Arctic territory.

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Why does Trump need Greenland?

Mr Trump on Sunday confirmed the idea of buying the semi-autonomous Danish territory had been discussed within his administration. The U.S. operates a military base on the island and previous administrations have tried to acquire it twice before, given its strategic importance in the North Atlantic.

"The concept came up and ... strategically it's interesting,"

Mr Trump told reporters in Morristown, New Jersey, as he prepared to board Air Force One.

"It is not No.1 on the burner, I can tell you that."

His recent joke

Now he has posted on Twitter a photo showing a doctored photo of a gleaming Trump Tower in the middle of a coastal fishing village joking:

But joke or not, the idea of buying the island — an autonomous Danish territory — has been met with a stern rebuke from Danish authorities and bemusement from Greenlanders.

Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Greenland was not for sale and the idea of selling it to the United States was absurd.

People's reactions

Mr Trump's son Eric, however, shared the same photo of a Trump Tower in Greenland on Instagram, saying:

"I don't know about you guys but I love the concept of buying Greenland".

Twitter reacted in predictable fashion with a barrage of tweets and memes, some praising and some criticising the president. /

Omar Zeno wrote:

"We miss our great president Mr. BRACK OBAMA😣😣😣!"

While Brian Colson liked the President's joke:

" I love that we have a president with a sense of humor and a backbone!"

Thomas Keith:

"Our president is great! He has an awesome sense of humor!"

Well, we believe only the time will tell was Donald Trump simply pulling our leg or not!