In an unintentionally ironic tweet from this Tuesday, President Trump defended his *unusual* Twitter writing style while slamming reporters who take the time to point out his grammatical errors.
“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 [sic] over my tweets looking for a mistake,” he wrote in the now-deleted tweet. “I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized!”
After deleting the tweet, Trump posted a second one with the correct spelling spelling of “pore.”
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 pore over my tweets looking for a mistake. I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2018
Aside from his Twitter account being an odd phenomenon in and of itself, Trump’s odd spelling habits while tweeting have captivated journalists and social media alike. For example, Trump capitalizes words that are not normally capitalized. As Business Insider pointed out last April, Trump routinely capitalizes words like “border,” “country,” “safety,” “security,” and “military,” among others.
In one example from April 18, Trump tweeted: “There is a Revolution going on in California. Soooo many Sanctuary areas want OUT of this ridiculous, crime infested & breeding concept. Jerry Brown is trying to back out of the National Guard at the Border, but the people of the State are not happy. Want Security & Safety NOW!”
Trump’s weird style of spelling is the least of his critics’ worries. Nevertheless, he provides endless comedy for those are willing to partake.
"pore," not "pour". Here, some examples:
1. The scholars pore over the letter in the archives.
2. The Russian prostitutes pour their urine all over Trump.
See the difference?
— Dr. L.D. Burnett (@LDBurnett) July 3, 2018
I’m not overly concerned with Trump’s spelling errors, I just wish he cared more about helping pour people.
— Andrew Goldstein (@AngeGold) July 4, 2018
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