Trump refers to Charles as 'Prince of Whales' in rambling tweet, gets mercilessly mocked
In the tweet, Trump lambasted the media for publishing "fake news" a day after saying he would not inform the FBI about foreign parties offering information on his opponents
President Donald Trump has been mercilessly mocked on social media after he referred to Prince Charles as the "Prince of Whales" in one of his recent tweets.
In the tweet posted on Wednesday, Trump lambasted the media for publishing "fake news" a day after his troubling interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos.
In the interview, Trump said he would accept damaging information on his opponent during the 2020 election campaign, even if it came from a foreign government. When he was prompted that the FBI should be contacted in such cases, he said: "Give me a break, life doesn't work that way."
A day after the interview, Trump took to Twitter to defend his statements and to slam media for reporting on the interview.
"I meet and talk to 'foreign governments' every day. I just met with the Queen of England (U.K.), the Prince of Whales, the P.M. of the United Kingdom, the P.M. of Ireland, the President of France and the President of Poland. We talked about 'Everything!' Should I immediately call the FBI about these calls and meetings? How ridiculous! I would never be trusted again. With that being said, my full answer is rarely played by the Fake News Media. They purposely leave out the part that matters," Trump wrote, erroneously referring to Prince of Wales as Prince of Whales.
The blunder remained on the president's Twitter account for around 20 minutes before it was corrected. The damage had, however, been done as people started sharing screenshots of the blunder. The tweet received over 3,000 comments and retweets, and also 12,000 likes.
Social media users jumped at the opportunity to mock POTUS with one user writing, "Whales? No, but really whales? How many people think Wales is called Whales?"
"Whale of a tweet there, Mr. President," another user wrote. A third added, "Fun fact: when I tried to type "Prince of Whales", my phone autocorrected it to Wales."
"Too late. Internet is forever. PRINCE OF WHALES," wrote yet another follower. While another shared, "LOL too bad we already saw your tweet about the ‘Prince of Whales’."
Post his three-day state visit to the UK, Trump had boasted about having "automatic chemistry" with the Queen herself. He called the monarch a "spectacular woman" and also claimed that someone had told him that she had "never had a better time."