‘United Kingston’ Trends After Ivanka Trump Misspells ‘United Kingdom’ In Tweet Congratulating Boris Johnson
President Donald Trump isn’t the only member of the Trump family to make spelling mistakes on Twitter.
On Tuesday morning, the phrase “United Kingston” quickly began trending on social media after Ivanka Trump congratulated former London mayor Boris Johnson, who was elected Conservative party Leader in Great Britain this week, for becoming the United Kingdom’s next prime minister. In the post, the first daughter and senior White House adviser misspelled United Kingdom as “United Kingston.”
Ivanka’s tweet was eventually deleted, but it was up long enough for several users to take screenshots and turn it into a trending hashtag.
Saving before it gets deleted: “United Kingston” pic.twitter.com/GrKJ6yGgbJ
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 23, 2019
The marvellous thing about becoming the PM of the United Kingston, no matter how sincere or credulous, is that it is an Empire upon which the Sun will never set, especially having never existed in the first place. pic.twitter.com/OkeuRZu1by
— Count St Germain (@CountStGermain) July 23, 2019
Big day for the United Kingston pic.twitter.com/Jj7al5zwMS
— Yasmeen Serhan (@YasmeenSerhan) July 23, 2019
Ivanka Trump eventually corrected the tweet with proper spelling around 30 minutes later.
Johnson, who is famously pro-Brexit, will succeed Theresa May as prime minister on Wednesday.
President Trump congratulated Johnson in his own tweet Tuesday morning:
Congratulations to Boris Johnson on becoming the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He will be great!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2019
Congratulations indeed to the United “Kingston”. pic.twitter.com/phqFVGgVbI
— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) July 23, 2019
Last month, Donald Trump drew jokes from many Twitter users after he called Prince Charles of Wales the “Prince of Whales.”
“I just met with the Queen of England (U.K.), the Prince of Whales, the P.M. of the United Kingdom, the P.M. of Ireland, the President of France and the President of Poland,” Trump tweeted on June 13.