The Trump administration needs to hire a good copy editor.
“No dream is too big, no challenge is to great. Nothing we want for the future is beyond our reach,” the poster reads, quoting Trump’s inauguration speech.
See the typo? If you’re still hunting, here’s a hint: The “to” should be “too.”
Before the print was removed from the Library of Congress’ site on Sunday night, the sales pitch for the poster claimed, “Printed in the USA, this print captures the essence of Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency of the United States.” The comment made some wonder whether the Library of Congress, which reportedly did not produce the print itself, was trolling Trump with a subtle jab at the president’s propensity for typos.
In a statement, the Library of Congress apologized for not catching the typo and assured customers who purchased the print that the error was only in the marketing material and not on the poster itself.
“The Library regrets that its staff did not catch the error in the marketing materials for the poster, which were provided by the third-party vendor that created the product,” the statement read. “The poster itself does not contain the error.”
Interestingly, this is not the only glaring copy mistake linked to the Trump administration in the past 24 hours. The Republican National Committee on Sunday tweeted a quote to honor President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday with a quote he never said. And the Department of Education, of all agencies, misspelled the name of W.E.B. Du Bois, an author and civil rights activist.
Update 3:47pm CT, Feb. 13: The Library of Congress has apologized for the error, which it said only appeared in marketing material and not prints of the poster.