Ivanka Trump's tweet misspells United Kingdom in congratulations for Boris Johnson
“Congratulations @BorisJohnson on becoming the next Prime Minister of the United Kingston,” tweeted Ivanka Trump.
Senior advisor to the president Ivanka Trump watches as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican members of Congress and Cabinet members in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington on June 20, 2018.Mandel Ngan / AFP - Getty Images file
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The gaffe drew laughs on Twitter, where Britons were quick to point out her mistake. Kingston is the capital of Jamaica, and Kingston upon Thames is leafy area southwest of London.
“There was a fleeting hope that last few weeks had all been a misunderstanding & Johnson had been a candidate for a hitherto obscure municipal post in SW London,” tweeted the Guardian newspaper’s diplomatic editor Patrick Wintour.
Ivanka Trump's father, President Donald Trump, often includes spelling mistakes, errant capitalizations and typos in his tweets.
She also posted on Instagram a photo of Johnson and her standing together with the message of congratulations and the U.K. flag in the background.
Ivanka Trump, who is a senior adviser to her father, has taken an increasingly visible role in his administration.