Trump’s ‘unpresidented’ reaction on China has Twitter in splits, even dictionary teases him


President-elect Donald Trump has become a subject of social media ridicule yet again after he slammed China for seizing an American naval drone in international waters of the disputed South China Se.

Trump expressed his outrage through a tweet, which he later deleted because of incorrect spelling of ‘unprecedented.’ But it took him 87 minutes to realise his mistake and social media users had more than adequate time to keep the screenshot of his ‘ill-fated’ tweet by then.

Trump’s tweet read, “China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters – rips it out of water and takes it to China in unpresidented (unprecedented) act,” Trump said in a tweet this morning.

Trump was reacting to reports that China has seized an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) on December 15 in the South China Sea while it was being recovered by a US Navy oceanographic survey ship.

Within minutes ‘unpresidented’ had become a top global trend on the microblogging site with users mocking the president-elect and his team.

Even the popular online dictionary Merriam Webster used the opportunity to take a potshot at Trump.

Its tweet said, “Good morning! The is…not ‘unpresidented’. We don’t enter that word. That’s a new one.”

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