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British woman at wrong end of Trump's misdirected tweet

Screen grabbed image taken from the Twitter feed of Donald Trump of him telling the wrong Theresa May (bottom) and correct one (top) "don't focus on me" after Downing Street said it was wrong for the president to share anti-Muslim videos posted online by the deputy leader of Britain First.

Screen grabbed image taken from the Twitter feed of Donald Trump of him telling the wrong Theresa May (bottom) and correct one (top) "don't focus on me" after Downing Street said it was wrong for the president to share anti-Muslim videos posted online by the deputy leader of Britain First.

A British woman has been on the receiving end of scores of tweets after US President Donald Trump mistakenly tweeted at her instead of Prime Minister Theresa May.

The tweet, now deleted and resent to the Prime Minister's account, read: "@TheresaMay, don't focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!"

Most of the responses offered their condolences to the first woman, with many Americans apologising for the actions of their president.

"Sorry for @POTUS putting you on the spot like that," wrote one user.

"Sorry about @realDonaldTrump #LeaveTheresaAlone," added another.

It was not the first time the user has been mistaken for the Prime Minister, however, as she appears to receive almost daily tweets from Twitter users asking her to fix the NHS or speed up the Brexit process.

Neither was it the first time Mr Trump has directed his 44 million followers to the wrong account.

In January he mistakenly tagged a woman from Brighton in a tweet instead of his own daughter.

Quoting an account which has since been suspended, her wrote: "@Ivanka Trump is great, a woman with real character and class."

The owner of the @Ivanka account, a digital consultant from Brighton, replied: "And you're a man with great responsibilities. May I suggest more care on Twitter and more time learning about #climatechange."

 

The account to which Mr Trump wrongly addressed his tweet has only six followers and has only ever sent nine tweets, despite being set up in 2009.

The account is locked, meaning only people who have been approved can see its tweets, followers or likes.

By contrast, the Prime Minister's account was set up in June 2016, has sent 430 tweets and has more than 424,000 followers.

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