U.S. President Donald Trump may have inadvertently given a boost to a local whale watching company.
In a since-corrected tweet, Trump tweeted that he had met the “Prince of Whales” in response to articles written after an ABC news interview, where he said he would listen if a foreign government gave him information on political opponents without necessarily reporting it to the FBI.
EXCLUSIVE: Pres. Trump tells @GStephanopoulos he wouldn't necessarily alert the FBI if approached by foreign figures with information on his 2020 opponent: "It’s not an interference. They have information. I think I’d take it." https://t.co/yWRxMOaFqW pic.twitter.com/qwLw53s5yc
— ABC News (@ABC) June 12, 2019
Trump had intended to refer to Prince of Wales, Prince Charles. The tweet was then deleted and a new tweet was sent out with the error corrected.
I meet and talk to “foreign governments” every day. I just met with the Queen of England (U.K.), the Prince of Wales, the P.M. of the United Kingdom, the P.M. of Ireland, the President of France and the President of Poland. We talked about “Everything!” Should I immediately….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2019
However, that didn’t stop Victoria-based Prince of Whales Whale and Marine Life Adventures from getting on Twitter and having a bit of fun with the gaffe.
“Hmm @POTUS mentions speaking with us but we never got the call! We are looking for a Brand Ambassador to promote our company though and you’ve definitely got our attention. We’ll be in touch!” the company wrote in its tweet. The tweet also included a Photoshopped picture of Donald Trump meeting with the company.
Hmm @POTUS mentions speaking with us but we never got the call! We are looking for a Brand Ambassador to promote our company though and you’ve definitely got our attention. We’ll be in touch! ??? pic.twitter.com/ZTwVtkGjIY
— Prince of Whales (@Whale_Sightings) June 13, 2019
Others on Twitter also shared jokes and funny Photoshops.
First photos in from Trump's meeting with the Prince of Whales pic.twitter.com/MclQIT9G2A
— Hazel Shearing (@hazelshearing) June 13, 2019
— HRH Prince of Wales (@Prince_of_Wales) June 13, 2019
The Prince of Whales, pictured earlier today pic.twitter.com/GmnAiQuzwx
— Graeme Demianyk (@GraemeDemianyk) June 13, 2019
“The Prince of Whales” pic.twitter.com/YM4qzswAk7
— Daniel Chapman (@DanielChappers) June 13, 2019
— Jay Inslee (@JayInslee) June 13, 2019
— Tom Butler (@TomButler) June 13, 2019