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It's not every day that you get to write a story about Donald Trump's treasury secretary accidentally sharing the wrong flag emoji during a Twitter argument with Guns 'n' Roses frontman, Axl Rose but today is that day.

Steven Mnuchin, who as well as being the 77 scretary of the US treasury, is also an investment banker and movie producer, inexplicably got involved in a spat with 58-year-old Rose, who said that Mnuchin was 'officially an asshole.'

Mnuchin, who doesn't follow Rose on Twitter must have been notified about this as he replied to the famous rocker and asked him 'what have you done for the country lately?' He followed the question with a US flag emoji but on closer inspection, he didn't share the US flag at all but the similar-looking Liberian flag, which contains just one star and not 50.

Mnuchin must have quickly realised the mistake he had made as he has since deleted the original tweet and but replaced it with the same message, except this time with the correct flag emoji.

Unfortunately for Mnuchin, his error didn't go unnoticed and this is now likely to live on in internet infamy for quite some time.

The 'Sweet Child O' Mine' singer didn't let Mnuchin get away with this either and mocked him in his follow up tweet, writing:

My bad I didn’t get we’re hoping 2 emulate Liberia’s economic model.

To give this story an added slice of hilarity it comes just a day after Trump visited a mask production factory in Arizona, where the Guns 'n' Roses cover of 'Live and Let Die' was blaring out over the speakers, a fitting song for a president that has observed more than one million people in his country being infected with the coronavirus.

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