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There were a lot of jokes.
However, when typing out the tweet, the president misspelled “smoking” twice, writing “smocking” instead each time.
“Democrats can’t find a Smocking Gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia after James Comey’s testimony. No Smocking Gun…No Collusion.” @FoxNews That’s because there was NO COLLUSION. So now the Dems go to a simple private transaction, wrongly call it a campaign contribution,…” Trump wrote in a series of tweets on Monday morning. “….which it was not (but even if it was, it is only a CIVIL CASE, like Obama’s – but it was done correctly by a lawyer and there would not even be a fine. Lawyer’s liability if he made a mistake, not me). Cohen just trying to get his sentence reduced. WITCH HUNT!”
However, the “smocking” typo quickly caught the eyes of people on Twitter, for not just being the latest time the president has used “smocking” when he meant “smoking,” but also because “smocking” is an embroidery technique.
Soon #SmockingGun was trending on Twitter, and people were cracking jokes.
Maybe they can't find a "Smocking" Gun, but the SMOKING Gun (Conspiracy to Violate Campaign Finance Laws for A) causing illegal corporate contributions & B) excessive personal campaign contributions) is gonna be a bitch!🔫 #sMockingTheBestWords 😜👍 https://t.co/09pfI8SNbe
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 10, 2018
— Apple Chinbolt🍏 (@Apple_Chinbolt) December 10, 2018
I used my #SmockingGun to put the final touches on my covfefe this morning.
— RJ (@rjthinks) December 10, 2018
— Holy Grail (@JerriGrail) December 10, 2018
Songs on Trump's playlist today:
Smock On The Water
Smock From A Distant Fire
Smock Gets In Your Eyes
Smockin' In The Boy's Room
Smock and Mirrors
and Smocky Robinson's Greatest Hits. #SmockingGun
— Warren Throckmorton (@wthrockmorton) December 10, 2018
— John Lundin 🌊 (@johnlundin) December 10, 2018
DID YOU FIND A SMOCKING GUN???
— Pièce de Résistance (@PieceDeReSister) December 10, 2018
— -𝔧𝔡 𝔟𝔲𝔣𝔣𝔦𝔫𝔤𝔱𝔬𝔫 🌎 (@JDBuffington) December 10, 2018
No Smocking, please. 🔥🔥🔥
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) December 10, 2018
In his tweet, Trump claimed his payment of hush money to women was not a campaign finance violation and went after former President Barack Obama, whose campaign in 2008 failed to report certain contributions to the FEC.
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).