Not ‘The Onion’: A Mum from Bognor, England Gets a Trump Tweet

Imagine waking up to a presidential tweet taking you to task for allowing radical Islam to permeate your country…but you’re a suburban housewife and have literally no idea what is happening.


Imagine, also, being from a place called Bognor.

But that’s exactly what happened this morning. President Donald Trump was attempting to tweet at British Prime Minister Theresa May, which he did eventually manage to do:

However, he initially tweeted at ordinary citizen Theresa May Scrivener (screenshot from Gerard Brady on Irish time, as reported by the Washington Post):

Scrivener told the Press Association she is “just waiting for a call from the White House with an apology.” She also quipped, “If I wanted to be famous, I would have gone on ‘X Factor’.” Reporters have been contacting her so much, she can’t leave her house.

Trump was annoyed with Not-From-Bognor Theresa May because she said during a visit to Jordan:

“The fact that we work together does not mean that we’re afraid to say when we think the United States has got it wrong and to be very clear with them. I’m very clear that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do.”


Britain First is a British political party that tweeted a now-debunked video of violence against a Dutch citizen on crutches — by what they stated were Muslim migrants. This is one of the videos Trump retweeted.

Scrivener said what so many of us have been thinking of the President: “He needs to think before he tweets.” Really, don’t we all?

She also said, “We — Theresa May and I — are so different. Our profiles are completely different. She runs the country, I’m a mum from Bognor.”

I think we, in an effort to heal international relations, can pretty much agree that we are all #TeamMumFromBognor now.


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