The blunder happened as the president pondered why the Obama administration was not the subject of the ongoing investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election. “Ask Jeff Session!” he exclaimed.
The tweet itself represents something quite serious, as the president is publicly berating Sessions over the Russia probe to his 48 million Twitter followers.
It’s not the first time that this has happened. When Sessions recused himself from investigating issues related to Russian interference, after he failed to disclose meetings with a Russian ambassador, the president accused the attorney general of being “very weak” on previous Democrat presidential rival Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server while in office.
With a mere typo, however, the point was lost and it quickly became meme material.
Damn, he deleted the "Jeff Session" tweet and sent out a corrected one.
Now these "Jeff Session Guitarist" and "Jeff Session IPA" photoshops were for nothing! pic.twitter.com/fHnfZSOEZY
— Andrew F. Troller (@drewtroller) February 21, 2018
Some poor guy named Jeff Session, who probably owns a hardware store in Oregon, is about to be flooded with calls from the nation's assignment editors.
— Matt Ford (@fordm) February 21, 2018
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) February 21, 2018
Attorne Genera Jef Session https://t.co/LRqiRQmxja
— Ethan Klapper (@ethanklapper) February 21, 2018
Jeff Session said he could not recall so many times, they shortened his name so it was easier to remember.
— Alt Fed Employee (@Alt_FedEmployee) February 21, 2018
Jeff Session is actually slowly fading away… one letter at a time. pic.twitter.com/sbfZSBU7fo
— Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) February 21, 2018
The Jeff Session is my favorite Bob Dylan bootleg album.
— Mr. Fun Guy (@Mister_Fun_Guy) February 21, 2018
Trump deleted the tweet and replaced it with a corrected post.