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People Are Trolling Trump For Tweeting Some Random Guy Happy Birthday


Posted on October 27, 2017, at 9:34 a.m. ET

Lee Greenwood is a country singer best known for his patriotic ditty, "God Bless the USA." He performed it at President Trump's inauguration concert this year.

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Trump loved it. He even sang along!

President-elect Donald Trump sings along during Lee Greenwood's performance of "God Bless the U.S.A":…

So, on Friday, the president attempted to show his appreciation to the singer by wishing him a happy birthday.


"Happy birthday to the great @leegreenwood83," he wrote. "You and your beautiful song have made such a difference. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"

The only problem? Lee Greenwood the singer tweets under the handle @TheLeeGreenwood.

Last night with @TGSheppardmusic @Travistritt @TGRAHAMBROWN1 honoring our friend @_KennyRogers #AllInForTheGambler

The guy Trump tweeted, @leegreenwood83, is just a random dude. And it doesn't seem he is a huge Trump fan.

Marching with one of my best friends today in NYC #whyIMarch @chrislhayes @maddow @Faraazahmed

People, of course, cracked up at the mistake, noting the other Greenwood is "a lawyer with 146 followers."

A lawyer with 146 followers.

(As of press time, the wrong Greenwood has 839 and growing).

They had a lot of biting remarks.

I screenshot this because it’ll most likely be deleted. Why? Mr. “I’m so smart, Ivy League educated” Trump tweeted…

Snark abounded!

It's been 49 minutes & *45 still doesn't realize he tagged the wrong Lee Greenwood. How's that intelligent, Ivy Le…

"Trump cant even tag the right Lee Greenwood on Twitter and you guys are expecting him to solve the opioid crisis."

trump cant even tag the right Lee Greenwood on twitter and you guys are expecting him to solve the opioid crisis..

Though some took it more seriously.

Took 90 minutes for this moron to fix his first tweet sent to the wrong Lee Greenwood. First nuke sent to the wrong…

Some had sympathy for the wrong Greenwood.

I really feel bad that he will be known as the wrong Lee Greenwood. Brother, you are someone's right Lee Greenwood.

However, he seems to be taking it all in stride.

@charliespiering @brianstelter @TheLeeGreenwood Believe me, I know.

He is also clearing up any possible ~fake news~.

@ChipHinkleman @jaketapper @TheLeeGreenwood @realDonaldTrump I can confirm I have not...

In response to someone telling Greenwood he made his day, he responded "Doing what I can!"

BuzzFeed News has contacted the Wrong Greenwood for comment.

After about an hour and a half, Trump deleted the tweet. He then wrote a new tweet with the right handle.

Happy birthday to the great @TheLeeGreenwood. You and your beautiful song have made such a difference. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.