30 Nov '17, 6pm

British woman wrongly tweeted by Donald Trump 'waiting' for apology

British woman wrongly tweeted by Donald Trump 'waiting' for apology

LONDON (AFP) - A British woman inundated with unwanted attention after US President Donald Trump sent her a scolding tweet intended for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday (Nov 30) she was waiting for an apology. Theresa Scrivener, who used her middle name to set up the Twitter account @TheresaMay in 2009, has received scores of messages and phone calls after the overnight tweet caused a diplomatic spat. Trump's message was promptly deleted and reposted with the correct twitter handle, but not quickly enough for Scrivener's account - with its six followers and handful of posts - to escape notice. "If I wanted to be famous I would have gone on '(The) X Factor'," the unimpressed 41-year-old told Britain's Press Association, referring to the popular TV talent contest. Speaking from her home in Bognor Regis, a seaside town 89km south-west of London, she said: "It's ama...

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