Following the criticism by Theresa May of United States President Donald Trump’s retweeting of far-right anti-Muslim propaganda, the US President on Wednesday evening, November 29, publicly chided the British prime minister.

Mentioned the wrong twitter handle

Trump took to Twitter and mentioned Theresa May in his public reply, saying that the prime minister should not focus on him rather focus on the destructive Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. The president added that the US is doing just fine.

The twist, however, is that the Twitter handle that the US president mentioned was not Theresa May’s.

The Twitter account is rather owned by a certain Theresa Scrivener. After realizing that he mentioned the wrong person, Trump deleted the previous tweet and tweeted a new one, tagging @Theresa_May, the correct twitter handle of the Uk Prime Minister.

Trump’s angry criticism towards Theresa May did not sit well with USenatoror Orrin Hatch of Utah, who had earlier met with the UK prime minister at Downing Street to discuss terrorism threats to both countries. The US senator also took to Twitter in support of the UK prime minister. He said that Theresa May is one of the great world leaders and that he loves and respects how the prime minister runs the United Kingdom.

Barrage of criticism against Trump

The tirades between the two world leaders began on Wednesday morning whenTrump retweeted three anti-Muslim propaganda tweets by Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of Britain First, a far-right party in the United Kingdom.

The UK prime minister’s official spokesman said the action of Trump is wrong because it could mean to his supporters that he is anti-Muslim. The spokesman added that Trump is using Twitter's platform to spread hatred and hateful narratives, which peddles lies and stoke tensions.

The UK prime minister, however, was not the only vocal critic of Trump’s retweeting of the anti-Muslim propaganda.

In fact, UK’s Labor Party leader sided with the prime minister and described the retweets as “abhorrent, dangerous and a threat to our society.” The party leader even asked several members of parliament to cancel the State Visit by Trump.

The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, also criticized Trump’s actions. He urged the US president to remove the retweets. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tweeted that Britain First is a divisive, hateful group whose views are not in line with UK's values. The "UK has a proud history as an open, tolerant society & hate speech has no place in the country."