The president of the United States embarrassed himself once again in front of the nation during this morning’s press conference, in which he misused a fairly common word in his efforts to distance himself from former campaign advisor and White House Chief Strategist Steve K. Bannon.
“I don’t talk to him. That’s a misnomer!” declared Donald Trump during an appearance before the press today that was supposed to be about immigration but quickly refocused on yesterday’s explosive leaks from the upcoming Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House book.
TRUMP ON BANNON JUST NOW — "I don't talk to him. That's a misnomer." pic.twitter.com/IXi2DDmoFF
— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) January 4, 2018
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A “misnomer,” of course, is defined as “a wrong or inaccurate name or designation” and is not properly used in this sentence. The president was clearly looking for a fancy word for “lie” and missed the mark entirely.
One of the more disturbing allegations in that book is that President Trump is “semi-literate,” which Donald has once again reinforced by his own admission.
He famously stated that he doesn’t “need” to read his briefings, because he’s already smart, and is inappropriately proud of the fact that he has never has been a big reader: “I never have. I’m always busy doing a lot. Now I’m more busy, I guess, than ever before.”
Perhaps if he read some books, he would know what the word “misnomer” means. A day has yet to pass in which Donald Trump hasn’t disgraced himself and the office of the Presidency before our nation and the world.