With the number of times the Merriam-Webster Dictionary company has trolled Trump on Twitter, you think he’d learn to proofread his tweets.
But alas, our commander-in-chief seems to be struggling with basic skills such as using proper grammar and spelling.
I mean, I guess it’s not his fault. It’s not like they administer a spelling test prior to taking the oath of office.
Friday night, following several misspelled tweets earlier in the day on part of the president, Merriam-Webster tweeted:
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) March 3, 2017
The tweet included a link to the definition of hereby in the company’s online dictionary, should Trump feel inclined to look it up the next time he goes to tweet.
The company’s tweet is a response to President Trump’s misspelling of “hereby” in a tweet sent Friday regarding an “investigation” into House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2010.
Trump, who seemingly struggled Friday with his favorite hobby of nonsensical tweeting, misspelled the word twice before finally getting it right.
In the first tweet, Trump wrote “hear by” and in the second tweet, he wrote “hearby.”
Finally, on his third try, he got it “write:”
‘I hereby demand a second investigation, after Schumer, of Pelosi for her close ties to Russia, and lying about it.’
I hereby demand a second investigation, after Schumer, of Pelosi for her close ties to Russia, and lying about it. https://t.co/qCDljfF3wN
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2017
Third time’s a charm, no?
Of course, Twitter users responded in kind, mocking the president’s intelligence over the mishap.
And hey, if it were once, we’d understand that. We’re all human (or at least that’s what we’re led to believe).
But come on. Three times?!
And it’s not even like this is the first time Merriam-Webster has had to call him out for getting it wrong.
As he thumped along the campaign trail, in a tweet that has since been deleted, Merriam-Webster mocked his misspelling of several words and tried to define ones he’d completely made up:
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) February 26, 2016
But spelling isn’t just a weak spot for the president. Last month, the dictionary company called out Kellyanne Conway for completely misunderstanding the definition of the word feminism. To clarify, they tweeted, “‘Feminism’ is defined as “the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities,” after Conway said the word is “anti-male” and “pro-abortion.”
?'Feminism' is defined as "the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities." https://t.co/Zjf7CAPUjL
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) February 23, 2017
If anyone needed to read a dictionary definition, it would most definitely be the number one proponent of alternative facts.
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