President Donald Trump has been in a feud with the media ever since his victory on the last presidential election. His new media “enemy’’ now is the Australian ABC public broadcaster, as he called them “fake news.’’
The thing is, Trump used Twitter to call the American ABC News “fake news,’’ but tagged the Australian ABC by mistake, as he wrote on Tuesday morning Australian time:
“FoxNews Polls are always bad for me. They were against Crooked Hillary also. Something weird going on at Fox. Our polls show us leading in all 17 Swing States. For the record, I didn’t spend 30 hours with @abcnews, but rather a tiny fraction of that. More Fake News.’’
The ABC from Australia quickly responded with a gif and quick “G’’ day!, while the news director of ABC News Gaven Morris said he hoped that the Tweet would brighten Trump’s day.
Gary Kemble, the ABC social media coordinator had an interview with Guardian Australia in which he said: “We often get confused with the US ABC on Twitter, but yes, Trump’s tweet has taken it to another level.’’
The Twitter community also had its reactions as they always do, making memes, gifs a writing tweets to mock this mistake made by Trump.
The 45th US president has a long track record of finger slips on his favorite social media platform. Only last week, a presidential typo made it seem Trump was suggesting he’d met a relay marine mammal on his trip to the UK when he Tweeted that he’d met the Price of Whales, The Guardian reports.