Donald Trump tweeted he met the 'Prince of Whales' and the internet is roasting him for it

Donald Trump tweeted he met the 'Prince of Whales' and the internet is roasting him for it

President Donald Trump is being ripped to shreds on Twitter after referring to Prince Charles - who is next in line to the British throne - as the "Prince of Whales", following his recent trip to the UK.

"I meet and talk to 'foreign governments' every day," Trump tweeted. "I just met with the Queen of England (U.K.), the Prince of Whales, the P.M. of the United Kingdom, the P.M. of Ireland, the President of France and the President of Poland. We talked about 'Everything!' Should I immediately….."

The follow-up tweet reads:

"….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 by the Fake News Media. They purposely leave out the part that matters."

Donald Trump tweet Credit: Twitter

And, of course, Twitter was never going to let Trump get away with the glaring error - committed by an incumbent president, no less.

Yup, the 72-year-old was totally and utterly roasted on the social media platform, with many deriding his apparent inability to talk about serious issues without revealing some sort of ignorance.

Anyway, typo aside, Trump was referring to an interview he gave to ABC News, in which he appeared to suggest that he would accept an offer from a foreign government to receive damaging information on a political rival without necessarily reporting it to the FBI.

Failure to report such an interference in a US election is, however, illegal under campaign finance law.