President Trump was mocked online today after writing about the ‘Prince of Whales’ in one of his tweets.
Mr Trump was quick to jump on to Twitter to respond to a news report which claimed he would listen if foreign governments offered him ‘dirt’ on opponents.
But in his apparent fury, he misspelled Wales, the country in the United Kingdom, in the title of Prince Charles.
Trump tweeted: ‘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.’
Donald Trump referred to the Prince of Whales, rather than the Prince of Wales, in a tweet
The President with the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, last week. Today, he referred to Charles as ‘The Prince of Whales’ in one of his angry tweets about ‘the Fake News Media’
The reference to Whales, rather than Wales, caused hilarity online, with many Twitter users imaging how such a prince might look.
Stig Abell, the editor of the Times Literary Supplement, responded: ‘I know it is childish to point out, but “Whales”.’
Another Twitter user added: ‘Who is next? The Queen of Bees? The Prime Minister of Elephants? The King of Kong? What a time to be alive…’
Others pointed out that the Queen of England is not the correct title of Queen Elizabeth, who is actually Queen of the United Kingdom. Although Mr Trump did write ‘U.K.’ in brackets.
The President is believed to have been responding to a report on ABC News which quoted him as saying he would ‘want to hear’ other countries’ information on political opponents.
The channel quoted him as saying: ‘If somebody called from a country, Norway, [and said] ‘we have information on your opponent’ — oh, I think I’d want to hear it.’
Twitter users were quick to image what a real ‘Prince of Whales’ might look like