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Cory Booker is a Rhodes Scholar who got his undergraduate degree at Stanford and went on to attend both the University of Oxford and Yale Law School, where he received his law degree.
But that doesn’t mean he’s immune from the occasional typo.
I proud to be working with a great team and coalition to make this happen. https://t.co/mon48oQM06— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 17, 2017
While tweeting about the possibility of Amazon building a new headquarters in his home city of Newark, the senator accidentally typed “I proud” instead of “I’m proud,” which, of course, people weren’t going to let slide.
Proofread your Tweets! You're going to be a presidential candidate in three years.— Nick Moore (@NickMoore518) October 17, 2017
For the record, Booker has yet to confirm or deny that he will run for president in 2020, but if he does, he certainly doesn’t see a poorly constructed tweet holding him back.
Clearly careful tweeting is not a prerequisite for the White House. https://t.co/dxqYs5ax64— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 17, 2017
Bam! Shots fired!
Naturally, Twitter is loving the not-so-subtle shade throwing.
I want to high five him.— Preexisting Liz (@TheLizLincoln) October 17, 2017
Seriously. At this point you're qualified if you can speak above a 2nd grade level.— Tweeter of Snark (@LoveBGees) October 17, 2017
And there you have it folks! pic.twitter.com/z0yk03yTPR— chuck12 (@Chuck12Ju) October 17, 2017
Although a few people chimed in say they hope the next POTUS sets a slightly higher bar.
Yes it is. Don’t stoop Senator. We need exemplary leadership now more than ever.— Count Frescula (@nicfreschi) October 17, 2017
Yeah. But when they go low, we go high. Also, the next POTUS is going to have to convince the rest of the world we're a literate nation.— Cindy Battles (@CindyBattles) October 17, 2017
It’s a safe bet that, regardless of whether or not he decides to run for president, Booker will keep a closer eye on his tweets in the future, although if he does make a mistake, he always has that story about carrying a woman out of a burning house to fall back on.
David Britton is a writer and comedian based in Rhinebeck, New York who focuses on internet culture, memes, and viral news stories. He also writes for the Hard Times and is the creator of StoriesAboutWizards.com.