Trump tweets photo of Trump Tower in Greenland: 'I promise not to do this'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE on Monday night tweeted an edited photo depicting a Trump Tower in Greenland, responding to reports that he has expressed interest in buying the island territory by saying, "I promise not to do this to Greenland!" 

The tweet comes after reports that Trump has floated the idea of the United States purchasing Greenland, an autonomous possession of Denmark. Trump acknowledged the possibility himself over the weekend.

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"Strategically, it's interesting, and we'd be interested, but we'll talk to them a little bit. It's not number one on the burner," Trump told reporters from his Bedminster, N.J., golf club on Sunday while comparing it to a “large real estate deal.”

"And strategically for the United States, it would be nice. And we’re a big ally of Denmark, and we help Denmark, and we protect Denmark,” he said.

Officials from both Greenland and mainland Denmark categorically rejected the idea last week.

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

Earlier Monday, Trump's son Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpSecurity for Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits cost local taxpayers million Trump Organization to cut off bids on Washington hotel this month FBI searched home and office of lobbyist Trump denied knowing: report MORE shared the same photo the president tweeted in an Instagram post. 

"I don’t know about you guys but I love the concept of buying Greenland," Eric Trump captioned the photo.