Typos strike again — or more specifically, the Trump team’s perpetual incompetence does. This Friday, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani attempted to apologize for sharing a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), but at times it was unclear what exactly he was even trying to say because a portion of his tweets on the subject were gibberish.
He shared, without alteration:
‘ivesssapology for a video which is allegedly is a caricature of an otherwise halting speech pattern, she should first stop, and apologize for, saying the President needs an “intervention.” Are’
The post was up for about two hours and counting as of late Friday morning, and there’s no particular sign he’s going to clarify what an “ivessapology” is or even delete the tweet anytime soon. Can the lawyer for the president of the United States not check to see if a sort-of apology offered before the nation (and world) was communicated correctly? Or is “ivessapology” some kind of secret Trump-ian code? At this point, who knows. Trump fans have long taken one of the president’s most famous typos — the alphabet soup “covfefe,” which stayed up for hours — as a badge of honor, just like they’ve accepted the charge of being “deplorables” as something to be proud of.
The original video from Giuliani that sparked his attempt at an apology had been altered to make Pelosi appear drunk or something along those lines. The video was one of a number of similar creations that went viral on social media on Thursday, demonstrating just how pervasive the spread of misinformation and lies can be — and in the process, how keen the president and his associates are on taking those lies on guiding principles. At about the same time Giuliani shared the doctored Pelosi video, President Donald Trump himself shared a similar clip consisting of moments of the House Speaker stumbling over her speech strung into a row to make her appear especially incompetent.
The videos came on the same day that Trump told reporters at the White House that Pelosi was a “mess” and had become intellectually incapacitated to the point of being unable to understand key policy proposals.
Pelosi responded simply, sharing:
‘When the “extremely stable genius” starts acting more presidential, I’ll be happy to work with him on infrastructure, trade and other issues.’
Check out Twitter’s response to Giuliani jumping into the fray below.
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