Trump mocked over spelling error
FOR all the things Donald Trump is known for - the comb-over, the fake tan, the isolated immigrant children - his impeccable spelling isn't one of them.
But Mr Trump has defended his unique writing style in a tweet that hit out at reporters for pointing out his grammatical and spelling errors.
But uh, there was an awkward error that prompted him to delete it. Behold:
Missed it? He wrote "pour over", as opposed to the correct spelling of "pore over", which Merriam-Webster's dictionary was quick to rather savagely clarify:
'pore over' 🔍"to read or study very carefully"— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) 3 July 2018
'pour over' ☕️"to make expensive coffee"
'comb over' 💇♂️"to comb hair from the side of the head to cover the bald spot"https://t.co/br20fgpmAb
You may argue that proper spelling is a triviality, even for the President of the United States. But the irony in effing it up in a tweet about just how great a writer he supposedly is was lost on nobody.
Harry Potter author JK Rowling could do nothing but laugh at the situation:
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And soon everybody else was getting in on the fun:
That should be “pore” over my words, great writer person.— Gen Michael Hayden (@GenMhayden) 3 July 2018
And to the inevitable retaliatory cries of "Trump doesn't care what the Fake News Media says about him!", here's a fun fact: he quickly deleted the stuff-up and replaced it after everybody pointed it out.
After having written many best selling books, and somewhat priding myself on my ability to write, it should be noted that the Fake News constantly likes to pore over my tweets looking for a mistake. I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 3 July 2018
Evidently there's some people not even Autocorrect can save.
It's "pore over," not "pour over." You probably shouldn't pride yourself in your ability to write.— Trump's Editors (@Trumps_Editors) 3 July 2018
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