This is too much.
Donald Trump has a very strange relationship with Twitter. So strange in fact, that it makes his relationship with his daughter Ivanka look normal.
Donald Trump quotes on the platform range from wishing his ‘many enemies’ a happy New Year and saying that New York ‘needed some global warming’ to stop the snow, to getting a little too invested in Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s relationship.
You would think that he would know by now to have someone read through his Tweets before he posts them to check their offence level, or at least give them a spell check. Maybe he will however, after the events that unfolded this week.
The president tweeted a statement about his spelling on Tuesday, criticising the press for ‘pouring’ over his tweets to look for a mistake.
‘After having written many best selling books, and somewhat priding myself on my ability to write, it should be noted that the Fake News constantly likes to pour over my tweets looking for a mistake,’ he posted to his public account. ‘I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized!’
It was the public however that got the last laugh, as the ‘best selling’ author spelt ‘pouring’ wrong, something Twitter users were more than happy to point out.
‘From one professional writer to another: you suck at it,’ tweeted author James Gunn. ‘Also it’s “pore over”’. US talk show host Jimmy Kimmel also took the moment to take a dig at the president, publicly replying to his tweet with the simple correction, ‘Pore’.
One particularly famous face who seemed to take great enjoyment in pointing out the error was JK Rowling who posted the following statement to her Twitter:
‘Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha *draws breath* hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha,’ she tweeted. ‘“Pour” hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.’
Trump then deleted his original tweet, replacing it with the exact same statement but this time with the word spelt correctly, which of course went on to delight Twitter users, particularly JK Rowling.
‘Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha,’ she posted once more. ‘Someone told him how to spell ‘pore’ hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.’
‘*Wipes eyes, tries to control breathing*’ she continued. ‘Seriously, Donald Trump is the Gratest Writer on earth.’
Oh Donald. Next time, get someone in the Oval Office to spell check your social media so the world doesn’t have to do it for you.