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Trump mocked for 'Prince of Whales' tweet

13 June 2019

President Donald Trump, who is prone to typos and misspellings on his social media account, botched the spelling of Prince Charles' official title Thursday, referring to him as the "Prince of Whales", and invoking not royalty but something more akin to Moby Dick or Shamu.

Taking to Twitter, President Trump tweeted: "I meet and talk to "foreign governments" every day".

REUTERS/Carlos Barria LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 03: Queen Elizabeth II (2nd left) officially welcomes US President Donald Trump (C) and First Lady Melania Trump (L) with Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (R) Buckingham Palace on June 3, 2019 in London, England.

"We talked about 'Everything!' Should I immediately call the Federal Bureau of Investigation about these calls and meetings?"

In the tweet, he accused media reporting the statement of "fake news".

Trump's tweets were an apparent response to criticism of comments he made on Sunday that he would accept information from a foreign government that was damaging to an election opponent, without reporting it to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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

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

Twitter went into meltdown mode, with scores of whale memes being posted in reply to the USA president's gaffe. How ridiculous! I would never be trusted again.

As a result of this development, the phrase "Prince of Whales" quickly became a trending topic on Twitter on 13 June.

His remarks come just over a week since his three-day state visit to the UK.

In an interview last week, Mr Trump said: 'We were going to have a 15-minute chat and it turned out to be an hour-and-a-half and he did most of the talking - and he is really into climate change and I think that's great'.

This is not the first time the president, a regular tweeter, has made mistakes in his social media posts.

Trump mocked for 'Prince of Whales' tweet