“When referring to the USA, I will always capitalize the word Country!” the president wrote.
When referring to the USA, I will always capitalize the word Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2018
The sheer oddness of the tweet quickly brought reactions from people on Twitter.
wHeN rEfErRiNG tO tHe UsA, i WiLl AlWayS cApiTaLIze the WoRD cOunTRy! https://t.co/bndBiLY16q
— Dusty (@DustinGiebel) October 19, 2018
And why not capitalize the "of"? Go USOA!!!!! https://t.co/PMLPYQbJnK
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) October 19, 2018
Ignoring basic capitalization rules to own the libs https://t.co/3NUELD5l5s
— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) October 19, 2018
No one doubts your commitment to capitalizing on our country, sir. https://t.co/kuMTYhtQWG
— Dara Kaye (@DaraKaye) October 19, 2018
— Christian Vanderbrouk (@UrbanAchievr) October 19, 2018
flight attendant: ok but I just asked if you wanted pretzels https://t.co/MxMvb9ioq2
— Jon Savitt (@savittj) October 19, 2018
Others took the “when referring to” part of Trump’s tweet and applied it to other things.
When referring to Ivanka, I will always capitalize the word Nepotism. pic.twitter.com/NpmaB18kce
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) October 19, 2018
When referring to former American boy band *NSYNC I will always include the asterisk.
— Luke (@stennes_) October 19, 2018
When referring to Juvenile's 1999 hit single, I will always say Back That AZZ Up, not Back That ASS Up! https://t.co/bSF5ig06CI
— Patt with two T's (@PatsHoppedUp) October 19, 2018
Of course, the president claiming that he always capitalizes “country” in his tweets is not correct.
Here are just a few recent examples where Trump wrote “country” (referring to the United States) and did not capitalize it:
….The assault on our country at our Southern Border, including the Criminal elements and DRUGS pouring in, is far more important to me, as President, than Trade or the USMCA. Hopefully Mexico will stop this onslaught at their Northern Border. All Democrats fault for weak laws!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2018
Congressman @PeteSessions of Texas is a true fighter and patriot. Highly respected in D.C. by all, he always gets what his district, and our country, wants and needs. Strong on Crime, Border, Military, Vets and 2nd Amendment. Pete has my Full and Total Endorsement. A great guy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2018
Wow, such enthusiasm and energy for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Look at the Energy, look at the Polls. Something very big is happening. He is a fine man and great intellect. The country is with him all the way!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2018
Our Economy is setting records on virtually every front – Probably the best our country has ever done. Tremendous value created since the Election. The World is respecting us again! Companies are moving back to the U.S.A.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2018