Trump mocked for 'Prince of Whales' tweet

Clay Curtis
June 13, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump lauded his own diplomacy on Thursday with royalty and foreign leaders, but mistakenly cast the heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, as the "Prince of Whales".

Mr Trump was responding to an interview he gave to ABC on Wednesday night, where he said he wouldn't necessarily alert the Federal Bureau of Investigation if a foreign Government offered him information on a presidential rival in the 2020 elections.

Donald Trump referred to the "Prince of Whales", rather than the Prince of Wales, in a tweet today. We could talk plankton, sea diving, and whale representation in one of the greatest movies of all time, Free Willy.

The hot-tempered President was quick to jump on to Twitter to respond to a news report which claimed he said he'd listen if foreign governments offered him "dirt" on opponents.

'Should I immediately call the Federal Bureau of Investigation about these calls and meetings?

"How ridiculous. I would never be trusted again".

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In the tweet, he accused media reporting the statement of "fake news". "They purposely leave out the part that matters".

That would be Charles, prince of Wales, whom he met last week at World War II commemorations in Britain.

Twitter went into meltdown mode, with scores of whale memes being posted in reply to the United States president's gaffe.

"Prince of Whales"? Goddammit, that's super amusing!

This is not the first time the president, a regular tweeter, has made mistakes in his social media posts. President Trump's three-day state visit will include lunch with the Queen, and a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, as well as business meetings with the Prime Minister and the Duke of York, before travelling to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

It's not fair. The president was being borderline treasonous, announcing open season on American politics to foreign intelligence services, and he had to ruin it with a hilariously dumb mistake.

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