Donald Trump has deleted a tweet where he referred to the UK’s future king as the “Prince of Whales”.
The US president made the gaffe as he claimed his recent meeting with Charles proves he talks to foreign governments every day about “everything”.
Addressing reports he would take foreign information on a rival in the 2020 US election, the president referred to his state visit to Britain last week where he met the Prince of Wales, misspelling his official title.
The president tweeted: “I meet and talk to ‘foreign governments’ every day.
“I just met with the Queen of England (UK), the Prince of Whales, the PM of the United Kingdom, the PM of Ireland, and the President of Poland.”
Mr Trump deleted the tweet and reposted it 25 minutes later, correcting his mistake.
The tweet was in response to an interview with NBC journalist George Stephanopoulos, in which he suggested he would be open to accepting dirt on his 2020 opponent if it was offered by a foreign power.
He said in the interview: “There’s nothing wrong with listening.
“If somebody called from a country – Norway – we have information on your opponent, oh, I think I’d want to hear it.”
Tweeting on Thursday, the president continued and denied any suggestion of wrongdoing.
He added: “Should I immediately 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 out by the Fake News Media.”
This is not the first Twitter gaffe the president has made.
Who could forget the great Covfefe gaffe of 2017?
We still don’t know what that one meant, but the president tweeted: “Without the constant negative press covfefe.”
Twitter users went into meltdown over what the president had meant to write, coming up with their own theories.
Later, he fired off another tweet saying: “Who can figure out the true meaning of covfefe ??? Enjoy!”.
But the president is aware the Fake News Media is always “looking for a mistake”.
A mistake like the one he made in that very tweet, in which he was praising his own book success and priding himself on his “ability to write“.
Mr Trump wrote: “After having written many best selling books, and somewhat priding myself on my ability to write, it should be noted that the Fake News constantly likes to pour over my tweets looking for a mistake. I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized!”
Shortly after, Mr Trump’s original tweet was deleted, and replaced with a new version which used the correct spelling of “pore”.
And last but not least, in December 2016, he tweeted about the “unpresidented” act of China capturing a US Navy research drone.
Oh, and the time he tried to tweet his daughter Ivanka to praise her as a “great, a woman with real character and class”, but ended up tweeting a lady in Brighton with the same name.
World’s oldest asteroid strike in Western Australia ‘could have ended Ice Age’ | World News
The world’s oldest asteroid crater has been discovered in Western Australia, which could have ended an Ice Age, according to scientists.
A team from Curtin University, in WA, said the Yarrabubba strike, in the Outback, happened 2.2 billion years ago and is around half as old as the Earth.
Experts from Curtin’s School of Earth and Planetary Sciences say they analysed the minerals – zircon and monazite at the base of the eroded hole that were “shock recrystallised” by the impact, to calculate exactly when it happened, in a similar way tree rings can provide clues about their past.
They believe the strike released huge volumes of water vapour into the atmosphere, which may have lifted the planet out of a deep freeze.
Professor Chris Kirkland said Yarrabubba – which sits between Sandstone and Meekatharra – was known to be an impact structure for many years, but it was unclear exactly how old it was.
He continued: “Now we know the Yarrabubba crater was made right at the end of what’s commonly referred to as the early Snowball Earth – a time when the atmosphere and oceans were evolving and becoming more oxygenated, and when rocks deposited on many continents recorded glacial conditions.
Another scientist involved in the research, Associate Professor Nicholas Timms, added: “The age of the Yarrabubba impact matches the demise of a series of ancient glaciations.
“After the impact, glacial deposits are absent in the rock record for 400 million years.
“This twist of fate suggests the large meteorite impact may have influenced global climate. And this finding raises the question whether this impact may have tipped the scales enough to end glacial conditions”.
The team say their study could have major implications for future crater discoveries.
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Senior research fellow Dr Aaron Cavosie, said: “This one sat in plain sight for nearly two decades before its significance was realised.”
He added that the discovery “raises the question of whether all older impact craters have been eroded or if they are still out there waiting to be found”.
The study has been published in the leading journal Nature Communications.
Trump impeachment: Republicans block Democrat bids for new evidence and witnesses | US News
Republican senators have blocked a move by Democrats to compel Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton to appear as a witness in the impeachment trial.
In an early sign of partisanship, the Republican-controlled Senate rejected several Democrat bids for more witnesses to expose the US president’s alleged abuse of power and the covering-up of his actions.
Republicans also turned back Democratic amendments to subpoena documents from the White House, State Department, Defence Department and budget office, as the first day of proceedings continued into the early hours of Wednesday.
They voted against compelling Mr Bolton and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney – both with front-row seats to the president’s actions – to give evidence at the historic trial.
By the same 53-47 party-line, the Republicans banded together to adopt their rules governing the proceedings, including delaying a debate over whether to call witnesses until the middle of the trial.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer accused Republican senators of “enabling a cover-up”.
The president, who is 4,000 miles away from Washington in Davos, Switzerland, is charged with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after investigations by the lower House of Representatives, which the Democrats control.
Mr Trump is accused of freezing Congress-approved aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden, a political rival, and impeding the inquiry into the matter.
Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, leading the prosecution, said America’s founders had added the remedy of impeachment in the US constitution with “precisely this type of conduct in mind – conduct that abuses the power of office for a personal benefit, that undermines our national security, and that invites foreign interference in the democratic process of an election”.
But White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, the president’s lead lawyer, said the charges against Mr Trump were “ridiculous”, insisting the president had done “absolutely nothing wrong”.
Mr Bolton, a foreign policy hawk, was sacked by Mr Trump in September with the pair having significant disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and other global challenges.
Earlier this year, he issued a statement on Mr Trump’s impeachment, saying that if he was compelled to, he would give evidence at the trial.
“If the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony, I am prepared to testify,” he wrote.
The final impeachment vote in the Senate, which will decide whether Mr Trump is guilty, is expected to be along party lines and it is therefore unlikely the president will be removed from office.
Flamur Beqiri murder: Man arrested in Denmark over shooting of suspected London gangster | UK News
A man has been arrested in Denmark over the Christmas Eve murder of a suspected gangster in front of his wife and child in south London.
The 22-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday night under a European Arrest Warrant at Copenhagen Airport at the request of Scotland Yard after arriving on a flight from Thailand.
The suspect remains in custody in Denmark pending extradition proceedings back to the UK.
He is accused of shooting Swedish national Flamur Beqiri, who police believe may have had criminal links in Sweden and was killed in a targeted attack.
The 36-year-old was shot multiple times by a lone suspect on his doorstep as he returned to his Battersea home with his family at around 9pm on 24 December.
The killer fled the scene on foot.
A neighbour heard the gun shots and the screams of Mr Beqiri’s wife and came out and saw the Swede lying in front of his doorway in a pool of blood.
According to reports, Mr Beqiri is the brother of former Real Housewives Of Cheshire star Misse Beqiri.
He met his wife at his sister’s wedding, and reportedly ran a record company in London.
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