Trump trips up in tweet about Macron lunch

BIARRITZ, France (AFP) – Did Donald Trump really have lunch with someone impersonating France’s President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday? No – but the United States (US) President did accidentally tweet that he had.

“Just had lunch with French President @EmanuelMacrone. Many good things are happening for both of our countries. Big weekend with other world leaders!” Trump posted after the meal in Biarritz, where he had just arrived for the G7 summit.

That Twitter handle, however, is for a little-followed and now dormant parody account of someone who proclaims, in a faux French flourish, “It is my English langage twiterre for directe communication withe my American and English friends.”

Shortly after, the US President – one of Twitter’s biggest fans and stars – corrected his message to read @EmmanuelMacron.

The mangled lunch report was one of a string of tweets sent out by the US President as he took a break before joining other G7 leaders for the evening.

French President Emmanuel Macron (L) with US President Donald Trump at the G7 working session during the G7 summit in Biarritz, southwestern France. – PHOTO: AP