Trump Mocked For Typo-Riddled Tweetstorm Defending His Grammar: ‘He’s a Child’
President Donald Trump fired off a defensive tweet explaining his grammatical errors on Tuesday, claiming he intentionally misuses capital letters in posts to add emphasis to certain words — a clarification that was viciously ridiculed and mocked by everyone on Twitter.
“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,” tweeted the President of the United States today. “I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized!”
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. I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2018
Twitter personalities were quick to point out the irony in the post, as Trump — in a tweet boasting about his writing ability — misused the word “pour,” as he presumably meant to use “pore over” instead.
Pundits, writers, and journalists shared jokes about the Trump tweet and some speculated that he may not have even written the post, as some of his tweets are shared by his communications staff. Check out a few of the top responses below:
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha *draws breath* hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha https://t.co/gbionAPK9Z
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 3, 2018
In defending his superior command of grammar and spelling, Trump misspells “pore over.” https://t.co/RJO67blzNq
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) July 3, 2018
July 3, 1776: “I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States.—Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory.” – John Adams
July 3, 2018: https://t.co/BlKWW2kqEO
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 3, 2018
A mistake such as misspelling “pore”? pic.twitter.com/MSCDxXDHf2
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) July 3, 2018
Doesn’t anything not get to him? What rolls off his back? https://t.co/q5pfZGYbg3
— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) July 3, 2018
Odds he didn’t write this tweet are high https://t.co/narX7OK9By
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 3, 2018
It’s the random scare quotes that are really questionable https://t.co/CBd1lXUJJC
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) July 3, 2018
I saw a screen grab of this tweet and honestly wasn’t sure if it was real or from a parody account https://t.co/cH1bUYihYk
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July 3, 2018
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) July 3, 2018
Not a fake account. He’s a child. Also he spelled “pore” wrong in a tweet about how he doesn’t make mistakes in his tweets. pic.twitter.com/u7YcnuAHEO
— Scott Hechinger (@ScottHech) July 3, 2018
I also misspell homonyms such as “pour” for emphasis. Also when I appear like I don’t know the very basic issues underlying a sweeping policy I just made. Emphasis. https://t.co/19HuNJ5WkE
— Elizabeth Picciuto (@epicciuto) July 3, 2018
This one’s weird https://t.co/aJYqZ1lGHj
— David Frum (@davidfrum) July 3, 2018
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) July 3, 2018
Amid his Tuesday early evening tweetstorm, the president also attacked the Washington Post for their use of anonymous sources within the White House and close to Trump in their reporting.
“The Washington Post is constantly quoting ‘anonymous sources’ that do not exist,” tweeted the president. “Rarely do they use the name of anyone because there is no one to give them the kind of negative quote that they are looking for. They are a disgrace to journalism but then again, so are many others!”
The Washington Post is constantly quoting “anonymous sources” that do not exist. Rarely do they use the name of anyone because there is no one to give them the kind of negative quote that they are looking for. They are a disgrace to journalism but then again, so are many others!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2018
Critics responded to the tweet by pointing out how Trump, along with the rest of country, just finished mourning the death of five newspaper staffers who were gunned down in an Annapolis, Maryland newsroom.
The flag is flying at half staff at WH after deaths of reporters and Trump is tweeting about “fake news.” https://t.co/2OGFma8aUK
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 3, 2018
Four journalists and a salesperson were murdered in their newsroom an hour away from the White House less than a week ago. https://t.co/tx8k117EmD
— Victoria M. Walker (@vikkie) July 3, 2018
The truth @realDonaldTrump is we haven’t even buried our dead in Annapolis and you’re on the attack again. That’s the real disgrace. Your pleas for civility remain as hollow as your promise to heal a divisive nation. https://t.co/9XlDKgTqsv
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) July 3, 2018
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