Monday 17 December 2018

Donald Trump accidentally wished happy birthday to a guy who appears to be anti-Trump on Twitter

Trump was trying to make the gesture to country singer Lee Greenwood.

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By Edd Dracott

A birthday greeting from Donald Trump went awry this afternoon.

Using his favoured method of communication, Twitter, the US president was trying to wish happy birthday to American country music star Lee Greenwood.

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The tweet in question

“You and your beautiful song have made such a difference,” wrote Trump, in reference to Greenwood’s most famous song, God Bless The USA, which has been a staple of Trump rallies.

A friendly gesture perhaps, but there’s a problem – the account Trump tagged in the post is not musician Lee Greenwood.

The musician’s account is @TheLeeGreenwood, while @leegreenwood83 who Trump tagged is, according to their bio, a New Yorker lawyer – who has in the past retweeted content which suggests he isn’t a Trump fan.

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Comments on Trump's tweet

Lawyer Greenwood’s feed includes retweets such as this gif aimed at a Trump tweet…

…and this comment on someone saying they overheard Trump’s favoured Lee Greenwood song.

So it turns out this confusion has happened before to the Twitter user, though he admitted “not at this level”.

In the end, Trump deleted the tweet to tag the correct Lee Greenwood – which confirmed that old mantra…

“Tweet and tweet again” – it’s probably fair to say Trump doesn’t need any persuading there.

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