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Trump weighs in on ‘Kentuky’ Derby in bizarre tweet

The president tweeted—then deleted—his misspelling of the word.


Eilish O'Sullivan


Posted on May 5, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 1:18 pm CDT

President Donald Trump weighed in on the Kentucky Derby fiasco via Twitter—and he misspelled Kentucky in the process.

On Saturday, the Kentucky Derby ended in controversy. For the first time in Kentucky Derby history, the first place racehorse, Maximum Security, was disqualified for leaving its lane and cutting off another horse in the process. The winning title was then given to the second place horse, Country House.

The president called the decision to strip Maximum Security of his title one of “political correctness” in a tweet Sunday morning.

“The Kentucky Derby decision was not a good one. It was a rough & tumble race on a wet and sloppy track, actually, a beautiful thing to watch. Only in these days of political correctness could such an overturn occur. The best horse did NOT win the Kentucky Derby – not even close!” Trump wrote.

That was actually Trump’s second tweet regarding the Kentucky Derby controversy. His initial tweet offered the same sentiment but was later deleted due to a glaring typo. He originally wrote “Kentuky” instead of Kentucky–leading the former to trend on Twitter.

Many were quick to remind the president that nothing can ever be truly erased from the internet.

Trump has had a busy weekend on Twitter. His Kentucky Derby tweet definitely pales in comparison with his other more serious weekend Twitter activities. On Saturday he retweeted a major QAnon account spreading Islamophobia, as well as a string of accounts defending the far-right media personalities banned from Facebook.


H/T Mashable

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*First Published: May 5, 2019, 1:15 pm CDT