'We are completely different. She runs the country, I'm a mum from Bognor': Mother who was mistaken for Theresa May in a tweet by US President Donald says she 'was asleep for the whole thing'
- PM criticised Trump for sharing anti-Muslim videos posted online by Britain First
- US President hit back and told her to focus on?'Islamic Terrorism in the UK'
- Unfortunately he sent initial blast to Theresa May Scrivener from Bognor Regis
- Mrs Scrivener had six followers and posts limited to criticism of a curry house?
- She said: 'I was in bed by half 10 last night and oblivious to it all. I'm just waiting for a call from the White House with an apology'
- Trump once tagged a Brighton council worker in tweet about daughter Ivanka
A Theresa May with just six followers on?Twitter inadvertently tweeted by?Donald Trump?as he tried to blast the Prime Minister over terrorism helpfully told the president today: 'She runs the country - I'm a mum from Bognor.'
Mr Trump blasted Mrs May over her criticism of his decision to?share anti-Muslim videos posted online by far-right group Britain First.
But instead of sending his message to Downing Street he initially sent it to a Theresa May Scrivener who lives in a flat in Bognor near its seafront.
She said: 'It's amazing to think that the world's most powerful man managed to press the wrong button'.?
The wrong Theresa is 41, has only tweeted nine times since 2009.
Speaking exclusively to the Press Association, Miss Scrivener said she was asleep when the US President tweeted her by accident at midnight.
She said: 'I was in bed by half 10 last night and oblivious to it all. I'm just waiting for a call from the White House with an apology.'??
A Theresa May from Bognor Regis (pictured with her partner Steve) inadvertently found herself at the centre of a political row between Donald Trump and the Prime Minister last night
Spot the difference: One Theresa is a mother from the south coast - the other is the Prime Minister
Donald Trump fired back at Theresa May by saying she should concentrate on 'Radical Islamic Terrorism taking place in the UK' - but sent it to the wrong Theresa
Twitter users were quick to point out that the president had tagged the wrong Theresa in his message
Miss Scrivener has received 'huge numbers' of messages but said: 'If I wanted to be famous I would have gone on X Factor.'?
Her sporadic social media posts are about local issues rather than diplomatic relations with the US including several about the quality and value of a local curry house's poppadoms and chutney tray.?
Theresa from Bognor is yet to respond but many have tweeted the US president on her behalf and slammed him for his mistake
Mr Trump's tagging mistake led to a flurry of tweets urging him to 'learn his world leaders'.?
Vas Drimalitis??said: 'Everyone, say a prayer tonight for @theresamay who Donald Trump (being the bozo he is) accidentally tagged in a tweet instead of British PM Theresa May. This woman, for what it's worth, has 6 followers and 9 tweets'.
Most of the responses on Twitter were from people offering their condolences, with many Americans apologising for their president.
'I'm just glad he was not contacting me to say he was going to war with North Korea,' she added.
Miss Scrivener, 41, said the first she heard of the incident was when she woke at 4am to huge numbers of messages on her phone from reporters hoping to speak to her. It was not until a few hours later she saw the tweets from Mr Trump.
Speaking from her home on Thursday, she said: 'I wasn't really sure what to make of it.
'It has been very surreal. I am laughing about it now but he is the one who sent the tweet and I have been inundated with calls.
'I haven't been able to leave my house. I've been bombarded and been contacted by press from around the world.'
Miss Scrivener said she wanted to stay out of the debate surrounding Mr Trump's conversation with the Prime Minister, but added: 'He needs to think before he tweets. We - Theresa May and I - are so different. Our profiles are completely different. She runs the country, I'm a mum from Bognor.'
Miss Scrivener's account has just six followers compared with Mrs May's 427,000.
Miss Scrivener's account is also locked, meaning only approved people can see her activity on the social network, it is not verified and the profile image is not the Prime Minister of the UK.
She said she was not going to change her name as a result of Mr Trump's blunder, adding: 'Why should I? It's my name, I'm not going to change it.
'I hope now I've said my piece I will be left alone.'?
Miss Scrivener's account has just six followers compared with Mrs May's 427,000.
Miss Scrivener's account is also locked, meaning only approved people can see her activity on the social network, it is not verified and the profile image is not the Prime Minister of the UK.?
Steve McDonnell and his partner Theresa May Scrivener, who has been on the receiving end of scores of tweets after US President Donald Trump mistakenly tweeted her
Mrs May, pictured on a visit to Jordan today, was confused with a 'mum from Bognor'?Theresa May Scrivener (right)
Angry Brits have hit back at Trump over his criticism of Mrs May and the UK
She has not responded to the tweet but one Briton wrote on her behalf: 'He even tweeted the wrong Theresa May when he decided to tell her to mind her own business. Imagine sitting there watching TV and the president starts having a go at you'.
US right wing pundit says Trump was 'right' to attack Theresa May
A right-wing US commentator who may have been the source of the videos tweeted by Donald Trump has admitted she did not know who Britain First were and did not attempt to check them out before spreading their messages online.
But Ann Coulter said there was no need for her to check the the far-right group's messages, telling BBC Radio 4's Today programme: 'A video is a video is a video.'
Ms Coulter said Mr Trump was within his rights to criticise the Prime Minister of a close ally online, saying: 'Yeah, after she attacked him? Sure.'
She said: 'I think he has only given as good as he gets. I think he has been verbally attacked from the mother country for a lot longer than he has been attacking Britain.'
Ms Coulter is one of just 45 people Mr Trump follows on Twitter, and it is thought he may have retweeted three videos posted by Britain First after seeing them on her timeline.
Asked if she knew who Britain First - described by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid as 'a vile, hate-filled racist organisation' - were before sharing their clips, she said: 'No... I don't think it really matters, it's a video.'
Ms Coulter confirmed she had not even checked the Twitter biography of Britain First leader Jayda Fransen, who originally sent out the message.
'I have a little tip for you,' she told interviewer Nick Robinson. 'You need to spend a little time on Twitter and figure out that people retweeting videos are not researching the bios of the people who sent the video. A video is a video is a video. It's not a fake video.'
Confronted with the suggestion that she was spreading 'fake news' by claiming one of the films showed a 'migrant' beating up a Dutch man, when in fact both people pictured were citizens of the Netherlands, Ms Coulter said: 'Nobody cares about `migrant' against 'child of migrant'. He is not a 10th-generation Dutchman, he is beating up a 10th-generation Dutchman.'
Jonny Lee??wrote: 'Love how #Trump tweeted the wrong Theresa May to begin with! Teresa May with 59 followers got a personal barrage from the leader of the free world this morning!'
Roger Jermyn??said: 'He is so confused and out of his mind his first tweet was directed at @theresamay an innocent women with 6 followers'.
Another tweeted: 'Poor @theresamay with her 6 followers must be totally embarrassed '.
Most of the responses offered their condolences to the first woman, with many Americans apologising for the actions of their president.
'Sorry for @POTUS putting you on the spot like that,' wrote one user.
'Sorry about @realDonaldTrump ￡LeaveTheresaAlone,' added another.
It was not the first time the user has been mistaken for the Prime Minister, however, as she appears to receive almost daily tweets from Twitter users asking her to fix the NHS or speed up the Brexit process.
Neither was it the first time Mr Trump has directed his 44 million followers to the wrong account.
In January he mistakenly tagged a woman from Brighton in a tweet instead of his own daughter.
Quoting an account which has since been suspended, her wrote: '@Ivanka Trump is great, a woman with real character and class.'
The owner of the @Ivanka account, a digital consultant from Brighton, replied: 'And you're a man with great responsibilities. May I suggest more care on Twitter and more time learning about ￡climatechange.'
The British Prime Minister slammed the president on Wednesday after he retweeted anti-Muslim videos posted by the leader of the far-right group, Britain First.?
The first clip he shared depicted a 'Muslim migrant' beating up a 'Dutch boy on crutches'.?
But Trump overlooked her criticism, and hinted that she should be focusing on potential security threats and radicalization and her doorstep instead.
He wrote: 'Theresa @theresamay, 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!'
Twitter users were also quick to point out that the president had tagged the wrong Theresa in his message.?
He posted the same message a few moments later with the correct Twitter handle.
The firestorm over Trump's move on social media came during a fierce debate in Britain as to whether he should be invited on a state visit. ???
Tory Communities Secretary Sajid Javid was the first member of Theresa May's cabinet to respond to Trump's retweeting of the Britain First videos.?
Mr Javid, who is a Muslim claimed on Twitter that Trump 'has endorsed the views of a vile, hate-filled racist organisation that hates me and people like me. He is wrong and I refuse to let it go and say nothing'.
London's Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has been a target of Trump on Twitter in the past wrote: 'Britain First is a vile, hate-fuelled organisation whose views should be condemned, not amplified.'
He posted the same message a few moments later with the correct Twitter handle. For a few minutes he left the original tweet up?
The British Prime Minister (right) slammed the president on Wednesday after he retweeted anti-Muslim videos posted by the leader of the far right Britain First?
The first video President Trump posted depicted 'Muslim migrant' according to Jayda Fransen, beating up a 'Dutch boy on crutches'?
Furious MPs insisted Mr Trump was 'not welcome here' following the?Twitter posts but No 10 said his invite to come to Britain on a state visit still stands.
The storm over the posts - first shared by Britain First's deputy leader - deepened as the?widow of murdered MP Jo Cox accused him of 'spreading hatred'.
The furious backlash came after the 71-year-old President retweeted content posted by Britain First's Jayda Fransen.
Labour politician Mrs Cox was stabbed and shot outside her constituency office in Birstall, West Yorkshire, in June 2016 by a man who shouted 'Britain First'.
Donald Trump has previously mistaken his daughter Ivanka for a council worker from Brighton in another tagging disaster
In January a council worker from Brighton woke up to discover Donald Trump mistook her for his daughter.
The US president-elect quoted a message which praised his daughter, Ivanka Trump, calling her 'a woman with real character and class'.
But instead of tagging the 35-year-old businesswoman, he posted the Twitter handle of Ivanka Majic, from the south-east of England. ?
The mistake sparked a Twitter storm, which resulted in Ms Majic's profile trending on social media, in what has been described as an 'embarrassing' moment for The Donald.
Donald Trump mistook his daughter (right) for council worker, Ivanka Majic (left), from Brighton, after tagging the wrong woman on Twitter
After waking up to thousands of notifications, the Labour-supporting Ms Majic told Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan: 'My politics couldn't be further from Donald Trump.
'Rather than be concerned at the spaces he puts in his tweets I'm more concerned by the stance that he takes on climate change.?
'I am smart enough to switch off my phone and notifications before I get to sleep.?
'Some people clock quite quickly who I am ... some are rude. I don't think (I should) take it too seriously.'?
Ms Majic added: 'It's not a new thing. I've had the @Ivanka handle for a long time, it's my name.?
'All the way through the election I've been tweeted and I did during the election have a twitter box encouraging people to vote for Hillary (Clinton).?
'It's also quite amusing because I'm getting all this attention and yet my politics couldn't be further from Donald Trump's.?
'So rather than being concerned about the space he puts in his tweets, I'm more concerned about his stance on climate change.'?
Instead of tagging the 35-year-old businesswoman (left), he posted the Twitter handle of Ivanka Majic (right), from the south-east of England?
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