Trump lashes out at wrong Theresa May on Twitter

President Donald Trump initially responded on Twitter to British Prime Minister Theresa May's criticism of his retweeting of inflammatory anti-Muslim videos from a fringe British political group by directing his message to the wrong Theresa May.

Posted: Nov 30, 2017 7:49 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump initially responded on Twitter to British Prime Minister Theresa May's criticism of his retweeting of inflammatory anti-Muslim videos from a fringe British political group by directing his message to the wrong Theresa May.

Online archives of Trump's tweets show the president tweeted Wednesday night to a Twitter user with the handle @theresamay. That user is identified as a woman with a different last name who only has six followers.

That tweet was soon deleted and Trump sent a new message to May's correct Twitter handle, @theresa_may. He told May not to focus on him and instead worry about "destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom."

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Associated Press Writer Patrick Mairs in Philadelphia contributed to this story.

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