Twitter mocks Ivanka Trump for misspelling ‘United Kingdom’ in congratulatory tweet
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As leaders worldwide issue their congratulations to Boris Johnson, Ivanka Trump has made an embarrassing gaffe in her tweet to the UK's next prime minister.
The US president's daughter, who holds conserable power in the White House as an advisor, tweeted: "Congratulations @BorisJohnson on becoming the next Prime Minister of the United Kingston."
The tweet has since been deleted and replaced with the correct spelling, but not before it was retweeted hundreds of times and mocked by Twitter users.
"The stupid apple doesn't fall far from the tree," said Twitter user Angela Belcamino.
"Look Daddy ... I'm governmenting!" said Twitter user @Kimbly73.
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Others pointed out that the UK's position on the world stage is so weak that we'd be forced to change the country name to reflect the error.
Donald Trump has also tweeted his congratulations to Johnson. "Congratulations to Boris Johnson on becoming the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He will be great!" said Trump, with no typos at all.
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