For US president Donald Trump, when it comes to spelling and other peoples’ names, close enough is often good enough.
And it seems to be a trait that runs in the family.
Daughter and unofficial senior White House employee Ivanka Trump was quick out of the gates to congratulate the new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Twitter. But in all the excitement she forgot the name of the country he now leads.
“Congratulations Boris Johnson on becoming the next Prime Minister of the United Kingston,” she wrote.
Sure, it could’ve just been an honest slip of the fingers while typing, or the brain snap of someone who works long hours, but many on Twitter were merciless about the stuff-up.
She has since deleted the erroneous tweet and replaced it with one that contains the correct spelling of the country and close US ally, but not before “United Kingston” began trending on Twitter as critics mocked Ms Trump.
Ivanka tweeting out United Kingston instead of United Kingdom is more proof that she is too irresponsible to be working in the White House. This sort of amateur hour mistake is ridiculous and makes our country look like a bunch of fools. Ivanka should’ve never been hired. Period.— Scott Dworkin (@funder) July 23, 2019
The unfortunate mistake comes after the US president was derided online last month for writing that he met with the “Prince of Whales” after meeting with Prince Charles, the prince of Wales.
Her father is well known for his Twitter gaffes and awkward misspellings.
From spelling hamburgers, “hambergers”, calling for “boarder security”, demanding a “smocking gun”, sending out gibberish like covfefe, to calling Apple CEO Tim Cook, Tim Apple, the list is too long to recount.
There’s even a Twitter account dedicated to correcting his misspellings.
Ivanka Trump does far less tweeting than her famous father, but some are suggesting that maybe the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.
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