An editor at The Greater Good Science Centre, Jeremy Adam Smith, has posted on his Facebook wall the markings on one of President Donald Trump’s July 4 tweets, with the unknown ‘editor’ leaving readers to determine the grade.
Smith confirmed that he didn’t make those edits; saying, “this is just one of those deracinated images floating around the internet.”
Ironically, Trump, in the tweet, had pilloried journalists, while praising his own “ability to write.”
As usual, he derisively referred to the media as “fake news” that “constantly likes to pore over (his) tweets looking for a mistake.”
The president had tweeted: “After having written many best selling books, and somewhat priding myself on my ability to write, it should be noted that the Fake News constantly likes to pore over my tweets looking for a mistake. I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized!”
See the tweet:
After having written many best selling books, and somewhat priding myself on my ability to write, it should be noted that the Fake News constantly likes to pore over my tweets looking for a mistake. I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2018
In the subsisting tweet on President Trump’s Twitter handle, the spelling of a confusing homophone, “pore,” is correct, seemingly seeking to cast aspersions on the editor’s observations and probably confirm Trump’s belief that the media is ever into news faking.
However, another Twitter user, Rantt Media @RanttMedia, outsmarted Mr. Trump and produced an embedded original tweet before it was deleted and reposted with the correct spelling of “pore.”
See Rantt Media’s retweet of Trump’s original tweet:
President Trump deleted and tweeted out the same tweet defending his grammar after his spelling error was pointed out.
Don’t worry, we have receipts. pic.twitter.com/KQdxc6Bbyz
— Rantt Media (@RanttMedia) July 3, 2018
Meanwhile, respondents to Smith’s Facebook post of the President’s self-adulation appear dissatisfied with the job, as they point out a few areas that need to be “tightened.”
“Editor missed the dangling participle,” May-lee Chai notes; and Smith responds,
“It takes a village to edit the idiot’s tweets, apparently.”
“We should just rewrite the whole damn thing,” Amy Cranch suggests.