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Trump mocked mercilessly for misspelling ‘Marine Corps’ in a tweet
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Veterans in particular seemed to take offense to Trump’s misspelling.
Trump, who deleted the misspelling and replaced it with the proper name, shared a picture of him speaking at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, California.
It was my great honor to deliver a message at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar to our GREAT U.S. Military, straight from the heart of the American People: We support you, we thank you, we love you – and we will always have your back! pic.twitter.com/oCt1nH3DON
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 14, 2018
This is certainly not the first time Trump has made a typo in a tweet. There was of course “covfefe,” a mistake that became the name of a bill, and in December 2016, the president typed “unpresidented,” a misspelling of “unprecedented” that became the genesis for a flurry of memes and jokes.
But the internet took notice of the “core” mistake, bringing up his Vietnam War deferments, among other things.
Maybe start to have their backs by learning to spell "Marine Corps" correctly. https://t.co/OCiDW2htPk
— Chase Masterson (@ChaseMasterson) March 14, 2018
People are mocking Trump for misspelling "Marine Corps" as "Marine Core," but to be fair, since he dodged the draft to avoid serving, he'd never have learned how to spell it. https://t.co/8riMAZBXkz
— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) March 14, 2018
Rotten To The Corps https://t.co/t2SsSKh1kR
— wortelevision (@Wortelevision) March 14, 2018
— ~~~FishGottaSwim ~~~ (@Fishgot2swim) March 14, 2018
He respects the Marine Corps so much, he can't even spell their name right. https://t.co/Jv76MjKyCZ
— joe boucher (@jboucher7) March 14, 2018
Veterans, in particular, appeared to take offense to Trump’s “core” mistake, as HuffPost points out.
— VoteVets (@votevets) March 14, 2018
— Common Defense #VetsAgainstTrump (@commondefense) March 14, 2018
Someone had to explain to Cadet Bone Spurs the difference between the Marine Corps & the "Marine Core".
Take it from a veteran, our military deserves better than a lying, malignant narcissist for a commander in chief.
— She persisted (@CaseyHinds) March 14, 2018
Meanwhile, Trump loves the armed forces so much, he’s thinking about putting Rick Perry in charge of vets.
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).