Trump tweets photo of Trump Tower dwarfing tiny houses on Greenland coast

New aesthetic: Trump made light of his own idea of buying Greenland in Denmark (Twitter)

President Trump has tweeted a doctored image of Trump Tower on Greenland’s coast, making light of his own idea of buying Greenland from Denmark.

The image shows his 664-foot-tall gold-coloured skyscraper bearing his name looming over tiny homes in a small village in the Arctic territory.

He joked on Twitter: “I promise not to do this to Greenland!”

The tweet comes a day after the President confirmed that he expressed interest in buying the Danish territory.

But he said it was not a priority of his administration.

He told reporters: “It’s not number one on the burner.”

His interest in the Danish territory emerged last week when he reportedly discussed it in a meeting with advisers.

“Strategically it’s interesting and we’d be interested but we’ll talk to them a little bit,” Trump told reporters on Sunday.

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Greenland is “not for sale” and that Mr Trump’s idea of buying it is “an absurd discussion”.

"Absurd idea": The President joked about putting a Trump Tower on the island's coast. (Twitter)

However, he has not garnered much support from the country’s residents or its leaders.

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Prime Minister Frederiksen added: “Greenland is not Danish. Greenland belongs to Greenland. I strongly hope that this is not meant seriously.”

“We are open for business, but we’re not for sale,” Greenland’s foreign minister, Ane Lone Bagger, said.

"Absurd": Mette Frederiksen, the Danish prime minister said “Greenland is not Danish. Greenland belongs to Greenland. (PA)
"Large real estate deal": President Trump told reporters that he'll "talk to Greenland a little bit" (AP)

The US president is scheduled to visit Denmark in September as part of his European trip.

"A lot of things could be done,” he told reporters in New Jersey.

“Essentially it is a large real estate deal. It's hurting Denmark very badly because they are losing almost $700m a year carrying it."

But he’s not the first to float the idea.

In the 1860s, President Andrew Johnson showed interest in buying Greenland because of the island’s abundance of fish and mineral resources.

In 1946, president Harry Truman also thought it would be a valuable investment, offering to buy Greenland for $100m (£82.4m).

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