Twitter Points and Laughs at Trump’s ‘Smocking Gun’ Gaffe: ‘Not a Typo, He Did it Twice’
As is his wont of late, President Donald Trump started his day by tweeting undermining attacks on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the former FBI Director James Comey. Unfortunately for the Commander in Chief, most of the attention on Twitter was focused on his odd misspelling of the word “smoking.”
“Democrats can’t find a “Smocking Gun,” he opened the tweet, which he later followed with “No Smocking Gun.”
As is often the case in such public gaffes, Twitter has had something of a field day with the misspelling. Below are some jokes collected for your reading pleasure:
He can’t spell smoking.
Not a typo, he did it twice.
He can’t spell smoking. #SmockingGun
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) December 10, 2018
With respect, sir: what are you smocking? https://t.co/rdnplLlg2g
— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) December 10, 2018
Quit smocking or Ray Liotta will shoot you.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) December 10, 2018
I’m so confused. Not once but twice he said “smocking gun.” I’m being dead serious. How does that happen? https://t.co/hgVDGXWIGT
— Shaun King (@shaunking) December 10, 2018
I’m curious about this Smocking Gun. Is that related to the Red Hearing? https://t.co/uDvADJsTBB
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 10, 2018
“Smocking Gun” pic.twitter.com/zAhsDBOtFI
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) December 10, 2018
And yes, even I made a joke, shamelessly sharing here:
Aide: “Mr. President, do you want to delete and retweet that?
Trump: “What? Why?”
Aide: “There is a typo. It’s SMOKING, not SMOCKING”
Trump: “Fuck it. It doesn’t matter.”
— Colby Hall (@colbyhall) December 10, 2018
Not EVERYONE on Twitter was ridiculing the President’s apparent inability to spell “smoking.” The son of former NSA Michael Flynn opined:
The #FakeNewsMedia will work overtime today to interpret/read into/make fun of tweet below
All the while discussing RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA.
Know who is absolutely sick of that narrative?
— Michael Flynn Jr⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@mflynnJR) December 10, 2018
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