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20/08/2019 3:54 PM IST

Donald Trump Shares Bizarre Greenland Twitter Meme – But Where Did The Image Come From?

The US president has a history of sharing bizarre memes on Twitter.

Donald Trump is already laughing about reports on his pledge to buy Greenland, making his feelings on the matter known by using one of his favourite things: Twitter. 

Posting on the social networking site, the president shared a composite of a small village in Greenland with a gigantic gold Trump tower looming over it, and the word ‘GREENLAND’ below. 

Alongside it, Trump wrote: “I promise not to do this to Greenland!”

Reactions to the post obviously came in fast and thick, with replies ranging from, “How can anyone not love the humor of President Trump? This guy is great” to “You have truly lost your mind!”

But where did he get the picture from? 

Trump has a history of sharing bizarre memes on Twitter, posting a Game Of Thrones-style one of himself in November. 

In April, following the release of Mueller report on Russian Interference in the 2016 presidential election, he shared another Westeros-inspired image. 

This Greenland snap has been doing the rounds on the internet since last week - and on Thursday August 15 it featured on the conservative website Ricochet alongside an article titled The Art of the Deal: Greenland Edition.

 A day later, it was posted on 4chan and it’s been shared on Twitter too: 

Three days before Trump shared it, the meme appeared on the Russian website InfoFolk, which has a motto that translates to: “Help your country - take part in the information war.”

It’s unclear how the image made it from these sites to the iPhone Trump’s tweet was posted from. 

Speaking more seriously about the possibility that the US could buy Greeland, Trump previously admitted the purchase would have strategic benefits for the States.

We’d be interested, but we’ll talk to them a little bit. It’s not number one on the burner, I can tell you that,” he said. 

“Essentially, it’s a large real estate deal. A lot of things can be done.

“It’s hurting Denmark very badly, because they’re losing almost $700m (£577m) a year carrying it. So they carry it at a great loss. 

Unfortunately for him, Danish officials have insisted that the country is not up for sale with the Danish prime minister branding the whole discussion “absurd”.