President Barroso has issued a statement following the devastation caused by the tornado in Oklahoma.

This message also went out on Twitter:

"@BarrosoEU: Deepest sympathies to @BarrackObama and to friends and families of those tragically affected by tornado in #Oklahoma"

In a sense of solidarity, the tweet was also passed on by Head of the Spokespersons' Service, Koen Doens and by fellow spokes, Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen.

A short while later, after being prompted, the message was sent out again, this time spelling the US President's name correctly, Barack Obama.