The American People Hereby Demand a Copy Editor

By: Courtney Smith

Perhaps the White House should look into spending some of their budget on hiring a copy editor for Trump’s Twitter habit.

I originally sat down to write a blog post about the Oscars mishap, but scrolling through my Twitter account over the last couple of days has presented me with another mishap, a mishap that continuously presents itself: Trump’s tweets.

Over the past couple of days there has been a swarm of press surrounding investigations involving a relationship with Russia coming from both Democrats and Republicans, accusations that Obama wire-tapped Trump’s phone during the campaign, and more. However, one of the more comical musings that came from this mess is the president’s hilarious misspelling of the word hereby.

Reactions to Trump’s Tweets

Over the course of 15 minutes or so, the Donald attempted not once, not twice but three times to manage the correct spelling of the word.


People poked fun, teasing Trump with his own rhetoric. 

This isn’t the first, or even the second, time Trump has showcased his excellent spelling skills on the social media site. Since he began his campaign, Trump could’ve used a personal copy editor a number of times.

But one of the best Twitter accounts to handle these goofs is Merriam-Webster. Chiming in on the president’s most recent “hear by” disaster, whoever runs this account uses their leverage to make sure everyone knows that #wordsmatter.

These next four years, as scary as they might become, will still get that much needed comic relief so long as Trump has full access to his Twitter account.










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