Thursday 19 September 2019

Trump's Photoshop hotel joke fans flames of Greenland row

 

US president poked fun at the situation by tweeting picture
US president poked fun at the situation by tweeting picture

Trevor Marshallsea

US President Donald Trump has posted a light-hearted tweet likely to further inflame sensitivities over his comments about buying Greenland, photo-shopping a picture of his glitzy Las Vegas hotel towering over a small town in the territory.

Mr Trump has floated the idea of buying the semi-autonomous Danish territory because of the strategic benefits to the US, which has an air force base in Greenland.

After Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen dismissed the idea as "absurd", Mr Trump stirred the issue further by engaging in some digital mischief, tweeting above the superimposed photo of his Trump International Hotel: "I promise not to do this to Greenland!"

Irish Independent

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