Trump Finally Speaks Out About Capitalizing Random Words: I Pride Myself on My Ability to Write


President Donald Trump has finally spoken out about something that reporters and followers of his Twitter feed have long wondered: why does he capitalize random words that should not be capitalized?

Much ink has been spilled trying to analyze Trump’s capitalization habit. The social media riff-raff concluded it is because the president is a dipshit. The Washington Post theorized it is Strategic. CNN’s Chris Cillizza said he has no idea.

Everyone concluded, however, that the capitalization of words is probably some simplistic attempt at emphasis.

“I have no earthly idea why President Trump capitalizes certain words that clearly don’t need to be capitalized,” Cillizza wrote. “There appears to very little rhyme or reason to it. My best guess? He’s doing it to make a point or bring emphasis to certain words.”

It looks like Cillizza might have been right.

“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 pour over my tweets looking for a mistake,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday evening. “I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized!”

There you have it folks, it’s a clumsy bid at persuasive messaging. As for Trump’s claim that he has “written” many best selling books, I’m sure his ghostwriters would beg to differ with the man boasting a fourth-grader’s vocabulary.

(Also, it’s “pore” over.)

UPDATE –– 7:20 pm ET: The tweet has since been deleted and fixed:

[Photo via Win McNamee/Getty Images]

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