When Theresa May criticized Donald Trump for tweeting British anti-Muslim propaganda, Trump took to Twitter:
“Theresa@theresamay, don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom,” the US president tweeted on Wednesday evening. “We are doing just fine!”
But, in what has become Standard Trumpian Operating Procedure, Trump sent the message to the wrong Theresa May. The Guardian reports that:
The “@theresamay” Twitter handle that Trump targeted does not belong to the British prime minister, but to a woman called Theresa Scrivener. Minutes later Trump deleted and reposted the tweet, this time with the correct handle: @Theresa_May.
It should be abundantly clear that the days of Britain's "special relationship" with the United States are long gone. Julian Borger also writes in The Guardian:
There are many layers of humiliation here for May to get her head around over breakfast. Not only is it personally demeaning, it is also politically toxic.
The prospect of a successful or at least survivable Brexit is posited on a strong relationship with Washington. In that regard, May’s successful rush to Washington in January to become the first foreign leader received at the Trump White House was presented as a coup.
Humiliation is what Trump is all about. He sees enemies everywhere. And he sees his mission as belittling every one of them -- whether it's "Little Marco," "Rocket Man" Kim or disabled reporters in wheelchairs.
Trump has no special relationships. And now he walks on the world stage.