President Donald Trump stumbled in his mind-your-own country response to British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday night, tagging an anonymous woman sharing the same name.
The president deleted the tweet within 20 minutes, according to the Trump Twitter Archive, and sent out a new tweet with the same message. His retort to May followed widespread criticism of his decision to retweet three anti-Muslim videos first posted by a fringe U.K. politician for the Britain First party.
“Don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom,” POTUS wrote. “We are doing just fine!”
.@Theresa_May, 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2017
Earlier on Wednesday, May and other politicians had condemned Trump for retweeting the videos — at least one of which falsely blamed an attack on a disabled man in the Netherlands on a Muslim refugee, when in fact Dutch authorities have said the perpetrator was a non-Muslim Dutch-born man.
The videos were all posted initially by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the radical Britain First Party, who was convicted last year of harassing a Muslim woman and who is scheduled to return to court in December to face similar charges, according to CBS News.
“Britain First seeks to divide communities by their use of hateful narratives that peddle lies and stoke tensions. They cause anxiety to law-abiding people,” May’s spokesperson said in a statement. “British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudiced rhetoric of the far right which is the antithesis of the values this country represents, decency, tolerance and respect.”