White House claims that Scotland is not a part of Britain in an embarrassing Twitter faux pas

The White House was left red-faced today after it was claimed that Scotland was not part of the United Kingdom.

In a now-deleted tweet, the official residence of the US president claimed he would "leave the UK" after a meeting with the queen.

In fact, Donald Trump has traveled to Scotland where he will play golf at his Turnberry Resort in Ayrshire for the weekend.

The White House seems to point out that Scotland is not part of the United Kingdom
(Image: Twitter / White House)

Twitter users pointed out that despite the failed Scottish independence referendum in 2014, Scotland is still part of the UK – and has been since 1707.

Twitter user Emma Kennedy wrote, "He's still in the UK, idiots."

Mark Vang said: "… we are dealing with a POTUS that does not recognize US territories outside the 50 states, so … good luck explaining the UK / UK issue …".

Another Twitter user said: "Dear White House, England, Wales, Scotland, + Northern Ireland = United Kingdom England, Wales, + Scotland = United Kingdom. England = England.

They added that the White House should buy an encyclopedia.

Air Force One lands at Glasgow Prestwick Airport on Friday (Photo: AP Photo / Peter Morrison)

Another user joked that the people behind the account had gone to Trump University – the President's push into the education world, following complaints from former students who claimed the institution had cheated them out of misleading marketing practices and had been implicated in aggressive sales tactics.

Trump settled all three lawsuits in November 2016 for a total of $ 25 million after his election to the presidency.

The White House tweet, which was posted on Friday night, has since been deleted.

Trump and First Lady Melania were greeted by Scottish Secretary David Mundell when they landed at Glasgow Prestwick Airport on Friday night.

After the meeting Mundell tweeted: "Good to meet in Scotland on behalf of the British Government. Strong trade relations between our two countries. "

US President Donald Trump arrives in Scotland (Photo: Jane Barlow / PA)

Earlier in the day, Trump visited the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where he and Theresa May saw an exhibition of special units from Britain and the US.

The Trumps then had an afternoon tea with the Queen at Windsor Castle.

A national demonstration against Trump's visit to Britain is scheduled to take place today in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

The angry orange Trump Baby Zeppelin – who flew during London's protests yesterday – has come to the protests in the Scottish capital.

Greenpeace flies a paraglider with the inscription "TRUMP: WELL BOWN PAR" over the President's Turnberry Golf Resort (Photo: Greenpeace / WENN.com)

Trump – whose mother emigrated to the US from Lewis, the largest island in the Western Isles – has often spoken of his "love" for the country.

Trump has two golf resorts in Scotland, Turnberry and the Menie Estate, in Aberdeen, but this is the first time he has been in Scotland since his election.

It is not expected that the President will meet with Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who is a critic of him.

After his weekend break in golf Trump meets on Monday in Finland on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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