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Donald Trump has deleted a tweet where he referred to the UK’s future king as the “Prince of Whales”.

The US president made the gaffe as he claimed his recent meeting with Charles proves he talks to foreign governments every day about “everything”.

Addressing reports he would take foreign information on a rival in the 2020 US election, the president referred to his state visit to Britain last week where he met the Prince of Wales, misspelling his official title.

The president tweeted: “I meet and talk to ‘foreign governments’ every day.

trump calls charles the prince of whales

“I just met with the Queen of England (UK), the Prince of Whales, the PM of the United Kingdom, the PM of Ireland, and the President of Poland.”

Mr Trump deleted the tweet and reposted it 25 minutes later, correcting his mistake.

The tweet was in response to an interview with NBC journalist George Stephanopoulos, in which he suggested he would be open to accepting dirt on his 2020 opponent if it was offered by a foreign power.

He said in the interview: “There’s nothing wrong with listening.

“If somebody called from a country – Norway – we have information on your opponent, oh, I think I’d want to hear it.”

Tweeting on Thursday, the president continued and denied any suggestion of wrongdoing.

He added: “Should I immediately call the FBI about these calls and meetings?

“How ridiculous. I would never be trusted again.

“With that being said, my full answer is rarely played out by the Fake News Media.”

This is not the first Twitter gaffe the president has made.

Who could forget the great Covfefe gaffe of 2017?

Donald Trump's Covfefe tweet
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What’s covfefe???

We still don’t know what that one meant, but the president tweeted: “Without the constant negative press covfefe.”

Twitter users went into meltdown over what the president had meant to write, coming up with their own theories.

Later, he fired off another tweet saying: “Who can figure out the true meaning of covfefe ??? Enjoy!”.

But the president is aware the Fake News Media is always “looking for a mistake”.

A mistake like the one he made in that very tweet, in which he was praising his own book success and priding himself on his “ability to write“.

Mr Trump wrote: “After having written many best selling books, and somewhat priding myself on my ability to write, it should be noted that the Fake News constantly likes to pour over my tweets looking for a mistake. I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized!”

Shortly after, Mr Trump’s original tweet was deleted, and replaced with a new version which used the correct spelling of “pore”.

While Trump was explaining capitalisation, he forgot to check his spelling
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While Trump was explaining capitalisation, he forgot to check his spelling

And last but not least, in December 2016, he tweeted about the “unpresidented” act of China capturing a US Navy research drone.

Oh, and the time he tried to tweet his daughter Ivanka to praise her as a “great, a woman with real character and class”, but ended up tweeting a lady in Brighton with the same name.

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