The White House published a tweet claiming Scotland is not part of the UK.
In a now deleted post, the US President’s official residence said Donald Trump was 'departing the U.K.’ after meeting with the Queen.
But the American leader was in fact going to Scotland, where he plans to play golf this weekend at his Turnberry resort in Ayrshire.
Twitter users were quick to point out that Scotland has been part of the UK since 1707 and branded Trump's team 'idiots'.
Others suggested that the White House should invest in an encyclopedia after the tweet was published on Friday night.
Trump is on his first official visit to the UK since becoming president, but his trip has been marred by controversy.
Londoners staged protests to shMeanwhile a 20ft inflatable 'Trump Baby' - an unflattering model of the president wearing a nappy - was blown up outside parliament.
Trump and touched down at Air Force One at London Stansted with his wife Melania on Thursday afternoon.
He met with Theresa May at Blenheim Palace, attended a press conference at Chequers with the Prime Minister and visited the queen at Windsor Castle.ow their disapproval that the leader was making the journey across the pond.
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