Trump just misspelled a word in tweet defending his spelling. The dictionary’s response is epic

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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.

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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.

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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.

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https://twitter.com/MerriamWebster/status/1014270254049087488

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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.

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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.

Brian Tyler Cohen

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Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

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