Donald Trump has tweeted that it ‘sounds like a good idea’ to put him on Mount Rushmore, after the New York Times claimed that a White House aide reached out to the governor of South Dakota to discuss the plan.

The president, who has long floated the idea, denied on Sunday evening that he had ever requested having himself added to the monument.

But, he said, it was a fine idea, given his accomplishments.

‘This is Fake News by the failing @nytimes & bad ratings @cnn,’ he tweeted, in response to the article.

‘Never suggested it although, based on all of the many things accomplished during the first 3 1/2 years, perhaps more than any other Presidency, sounds like a good idea to me!’