The White House just spelt Theresa May’s name wrong…three times

On quite an important day…

Theresa May's name

On quite an important day…

Today marks Theresa May and Donald Trump’s first meeting and we’re all holding our breath.

The unlikely pair will meet for an hour-long appointment held in the Oval Office – the first White House visit by a foreign leader since Trump was sworn in as President last week.

The important meeting will see the world leaders discuss three main points: defence, a trade deal now that Britain is leaving the EU, and the West’s growing concern with Russia – with Trump scheduled to have a phone call with Vladimir Putin on Saturday.

Theresa May's name

You would think therefore that the person in charge of the White House website would check the spelling of Theresa May’s name before posting a memo out to the world.

Unfortunately they didn’t and the White House actually misspelled Theresa May’s name three times

‘In the afternoon, the president will partake in a meeting with UK Prime Minister, Teresa May’ read the first announcement, accidently dropping the ‘h’.

Another post was sent out later, explaining how the president was planning on having a ‘working luncheon’ with the UK Prime Minister, still spelling her name wrong.

To make matters worse, it took them 30 minutes to correct the mistake, before the Office of the Press Secretary issued a second memo marked ‘updated’ with the corrected spelling of her name.

This isn’t the most promising of signs for the Prime Minister as she prepares for her meeting with Trump but we doubt she will let it bother her, with Theresa making the visit to reboot Britain’s relationship with America.

Ahead of her meeting with Trump, Theresa seemed hopeful of their future relationship, announcing: ‘Sometimes opposites attract’ and going on to announce to the Republicans in Philadelphia:

‘I speak to you not just as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, but as a fellow Conservative who believes in the same principles that underpin the agenda of your Party. The value of liberty. The dignity of work. The principles of nationhood, family, economic prudence, patriotism – and putting power in the hands of the people.’

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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