Donald Trump blasted Theresa May on Twitter. Unfortunately, he got the wrong woman.


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 Donald Trump blasted Theresa May on Twitter. Unfortunately, he got the wrong woman.

Theresa May Scrivener's Twitter account. She is not the British prime minister.LONDON — Donald Trump got the wrong woman and Twitter users were there to screen-grab the evidence.

Trumps tweet came at 1 a.m. GMT, when many Brits were fast asleep. It had been an unusual day in Britain, with President Trump retweeting several videos from far-right group Britain First.

Taking aim at Prime Minister Theresa Mays sharp rebuke of his actions, Trump wanted May to know he was unhappy. In Trump fashion, he took to Twitter to air his grievances but targeted the wrong @TheresaMay.

Unfortunately for Trump, the target of his tweet was not the prime minister of the United Kingdom as he had intended but in fact another woman named Theresa May Scrivener, who had just six followers and a protected account. Trumps schoolboy error was met with shock, amusement and left many Brits wondering: “Who in the world is Theresa May Scrivener?”

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It didn't take long for eagle-eyed Twitter users to pounce on Trumps mistake. Screen-grabs of the presidential error were taken and shared within seconds. The initial tweet reads: “Theresa @theresamay, dont focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!” Trump's tweet was soon deleted.

“The best part about this is that a random woman called Theresa May Scrivener, with six followers. just received a diplomatic correspondence by tweet from the US President,” tweeted Gerard Brady, who attached a screen-grab of Trump's error.

Some 14 minutes later Trump tried again. This time he mentioned the correct Twitter handle and targeted the actual prime minister of the United Kingdom. Trump kept the wording of his second attempt the same.

It didn't take long for news of Trump's error to spread.  While many were amused at Trumps misfiring, some spared a thought for Scrivener.

“Today, I feel sorry for Theresa Scrivener @theresamay, waking up to THIS from the President of the United States,” read one tweet.

“Poor Theresa Scrivener must have wondered what she had done!” tweeted another.

“Theresa Scrivener is one confused lady right now,” wrote another user.

Aside from the eye-rolling at his latest gaffe, Trumps promotion of videos from Britain First combined with such a public swipe at May triggered anger and concern.

#SpecialRelationship began trending on Twitter as hundreds questioned the current state of U.S.-British relations. Some accused Trump of interfering with British politics; others suggested Trumps visit to Britain should be put on hold, indefinitely. A spokesman for May confirmed that “an invitation for a state visit has been extended and has been accepted.” No further details were provided.

May, who is currently on a visit to Jordan's capital, Amman, stood her ground with the rebuke of Trump.

“The fact that we work together does not mean that were afraid to say when we think the United States has got it wrong, and to be very clear with them,” she said. “Im very clear, that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do.”

May's response was met with applause.

By: The Washington Post

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