Trump tweets picture of Trump Tower looming over Greenland

An image posted on Twitter by US President Donald Trump showing Trump Tower over Greenland.
An image posted on Twitter by US President Donald Trump showing Trump Tower over Greenland.PHOTO: DONALD TRUMP / TWITTER

WASHINGTON (AP) - US President Donald Trump is 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.

Trump jokes on Twitter: "I promise not to do this to Greenland!"

Trump acknowledged on Sunday (Aug 18) that he is "strategically" interested in such a deal, but said it's not a priority of his administration.

He told reporters: "It's not No. 1 on the burner."

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has said Greenland is not for sale and Trump's idea of buying it is "an absurd discussion".