Merriam-Webster Got Super Petty About Donald Trump’s Latest Spelling Mistake
It emerged this morning that President Obama warned then President-elect Donald Trump about hiring the now disgraced Michael Flynn during a meeting after the election. This claim was acknowledged by a senior Trump administration official, according to NBC News.
Flynn was the director of the National Intelligence, and later the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, under Obama. In 2014, he retired from the military after openly criticizing the Obama administration’s stance on radical Islam. Flynn claimed that he was pushed into retirement.
Trump named Flynn as his national security adviser. But he was fired less than three weeks into the administration after it emerged that he had private conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States before he was in office, and for misleading Vice President Pence about the nature of those discussions.
This week, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who also warned the Trump administration about Flynn and was promptly fired for doing so, is set to testify that Flynn misled the White House.
And as usual, President Trump took to Twitter to defend his administration from the revelations. But see if you can spot something wrong with his tweet…
Yes. In his now deleted tweet, President Trump incorrectly used the word “council” instead of “counsel.” The tweet was deleted several hours later, and the misuse corrected…
But not before Merriam-Website decided to tear him to shreds about it.
And then got incredibly petty.
As you can imagine, people gathered to warm themselves by the heat of this burn.
Merriam-Webster continues to be our favorite dictionary. Step up your game, Oxford.
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