White House official memo misspells British PM's name three times

Owen Stevens
January 27, 2017

As part of a wide-ranging speech to Republicans in Philadelphia, British Prime Minister Theresa May gave advice on dealing with Russian Federation.

Trump has referred to May as "my Maggie", a reference to the strong Cold War relationship in the 1980s between then-British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and USA president Ronald Reagan.

The White House made embarrassing gaffes in media guidance notes when it got the Prime Minister's name wrong - inadvertently spelling the vicar's daughter's name the same way as that of a porn actress.

This isn't the first time the model has been confused with the politician: she trended on Twitter last summer when Mrs May was in the running to become Prime Minister.

The mistake was later corrected but not before screen grabs of the errors went viral.

The British leader and Trump are expected to discuss topics Friday including terrorism, ending the nearly 6-year-old civil war in Syria, relations with Russia, NATO cooperation and a bilateral trade deal when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union following a vote to quit the alliance at a referendum in June.

In a Thursday speech before Republicans in Philadelphia, where they are gathered for a three-day retreat, May urged lawmakers to continue the "special relationship" that has shaped world affairs for decades.

What does it mean for the special relationship? The promise of freedom, liberty and the rights of man.

May will be the first foreign leader to meet Trump since his inauguration.

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