What was Donald Trump thinking when he warned Russia about new and 'smart' missiles directed at Syria? Well, while many may have shuddered at the imminent threat of World War III, Twitterati had their laughs at the US President's expense.

His first tweet read:

In what seemed an attempt at clarification Trump followed it up with this post:

Sample some of these tweets, which look at the lighter side of things, notwithstanding the serious overtones of Trump's post: