Apparently fed up with the fact that Americans with a 4th grade education and higher have seized on his embarrassing inability to manage even 280 characters without some glaring misspelling, grammatical error or arbitrary mid-sentence capitalization, Trump took to Twitter today to attempt to defend himself.
Notwithstanding the fact that the president claimed that his gaffes were limited to mid-sentence capitalizations – they are the absolute least of his issues with the English language – Trump even managed a misspelling in the very tweet defending his writing prowess.
The word Trump was aiming for was not “pour” but “pore,” as in, it doesn’t take much effort to pore over the president’s tweets before finding a mistake that even a small child wouldn’t make.
Merriam-Webster saw the hypocritical error and issued a brilliant correction– and took some artistic license in the process.
'pore over' "to read or study very carefully"
'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
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) July 3, 2018
While Trump might like to rewrite history, the internet never forgets. Here are some greatest hits from President “Pride Myself On My Ability To Write” on Twitter.
…despite already having signed a detailed letter admitting that there was no affair. Prior to its violation by Ms. Clifford and her attorney, this was a private agreement. Money from the campaign, or campaign contributions, played no roll in this transaction.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2018
How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
The Fake News is now complaining about my different types of back to back speeches. Well, there was Afghanistan (somber), the big Rally…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2017
It should be noted that Trump did correct his tweet, a tactic – and certainly begrudging – acknowledgment of the fact that his “ability to write” is perhaps not as strong as he might think.
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) July 3, 2018
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