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White House misspells British PM’s name, confuses it with a porn star: Report

British Prime Minister Theresa May is scheduled to become the first foreign leader to meet Trump since he became President last week.

world Updated: Jan 27, 2017 17:19 IST
Agencies, London
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during the Congress of Tomorrow, Republican Member Retreat, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel on January 26, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. May is scheduled to meet US President Trump at the Oval Office later in the week.(AFP)

In a major gaffe, the White House misspelled British Prime Minister Theresa May’s name three times in an official schedule of her visit to the US, confusing her name with a porn star.

Staff in US President Donald Trump’s administration missed out the ‘h’ in her name in a document setting out the plan for talks on Friday, including a “bilateral meeting” in the Oval Office and a “working luncheon” following a joint press conference.

The White House’s daily guidance and press schedule from the office of the press secretary reads: “In the afternoon, the president will partake in a bilateral meeting with United Kingdom Prime Minister, Teresa May” - missing out the “h” in her name, despite spelling it correctly elsewhere, the Mirror reported.

It continued: “The president participates in a working luncheon with Teresa May, Prime Minister of United Kingdom.”

The error was repeated in a later guidance note from the Office of the Vice President Mike Pence, though it elsewhere also spelt her name correctly, before finally being rectified fully in another notice from the same office.

Teresa May is the name of a former glamour model and porn actress.

Teresa May - the actress - also trended on Twitter during the race to be prime minister last summer.

May is scheduled to become the first foreign leader to meet Trump since he became President last week. Post-Brexit trade opportunities, security and intelligence co-operation and the future of NATO are likely to feature prominently in May’s talks with Trump.

First Published: Jan 27, 2017 17:08 IST