Donald Trump tagged the wrong Theresa May on Twitter while responding to her criticism of him retweeting anti-Muslim propaganda from a far-right group.

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Trump tags wrong Theresa May while defending anti-Muslim propaganda tweets

The mayor of London also said Trump 'would not be welcomed' if he visited the city.


Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Nov 30, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 9:30 am CDT

President Donald Trump is not known for his Twitter skills, despite how often he uses the social media platform.

Wednesday night was no different.

Trump tried to tag British Prime Minister Theresa May in a tweet where he tried to defend himself against her criticism of him retweeting anti-Muslim propaganda that originated from a far-right extremist group in Britain known for its nationalist beliefs and anti-immigration stances.

But he tagged the wrong person—instead linking to a profile with six followers who had only tweeted nine times. This isn’t the first time Trump has tagged the wrong account when trying to tweet; earlier this year, he mistakenly linked to a wrong account for the Washington Post while complaining about “collusion” in the media.

“.@Theresa_May, don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!” Trump wrote, after fixing the tweet.

May said Trump retweeting Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the far-right group Britain First, was “wrong,” BBC reported. But May wasn’t the only British official to condemn Trump’s retweeting.

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, posted a statement on Twitter saying Trump’s retweeting was promoting a “vile, extremist group” and said he would “not be welcomed” in Britain.

“As the Mayor of this great diverse city, I have previously called on Theresa May to cancel her ill-judged offer of a state visit to President Trump,” Khan said. “After this latest incident, it is increasingly clear that any official visit at all from President Trump to Britain would not be welcomed.”

Khan also called on May to encourage Trump to delete the anti-Muslim tweets and apologize to the British people.

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*First Published: Nov 30, 2017, 8:31 am CST