Mueller mistakenly calls the president ‘Trimp’

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is testifying before Congress today about his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump.

During the first round of testimony on Wednesday, Mueller was asked about the findings of his report by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), specifically whether Russia believed it would benefit from one candidate winning the 2016 presidential election.

Mueller began answering the question, telling Lofgren that Trump was that candidate, but mistakenly pronounced the president’s last name, calling him “Trimp” before quickly correcting himself.

The mispronunciation was noticed by a lot of Twitter users, who found the “Trimp” name humorous.

Others vowed they’d refer to Trump as “Trimp” for now on.

It’s perhaps unsurprising that that mispronunciation caught fire on Wednesday, as nearly every time Trump misspells something in a tweet, it starts trending.

You can watch all of Mueller’s testimony here.

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Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).