It seems hardly surprising now that United States President Donald Trump made another spelling blunder, this time beyond the realm of Twitter: in a press conference with lawmakers.
Trump’s frequent spelling mistakes have been the object of ridicule and flak by his critics online, mistakes that may have prompted some to wonder if Trump ever bothers to proofread his tweets before sending them out in the ether.
Trump held a press conference yesterday, July 17, after his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, July 16 faced fury when Trump rebuked the U.S. intelligence community. According to CNN last July 16, the U.S. intelligence community recently made an assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, a finding that Trump did not endorse.
“I don’t see any reason why it would be [Russia],” Trump was quoted as saying then, a statement that had many crying treason.
Trump has since backtracked on his statement and explained yesterday what he really meant to say: “The sentence should have been: ‘I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia.’ Sort of a double negative.”
But apart from his would-wouldn’t backtracking, Trump’s notes during the conference yesterday were also an object of attention by many. Zoomed-in photos of his notes started circulating around social media and showed that the President, once again, made a spelling mistake. The pictures were shared by David Gelles, CNN executive producer, yesterday on Twitter.
“Trump wrote in big black Sharpie on his printed remarks: ‘THERE WAS NO COLLUSION.’”
Except, Trump actually spelled “collusion” as “colusion”.