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Report suggesting Trump’s typos are deliberately executed to drive elites mad proves one thing – it’s working

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President Trump expertly trolls the media on Twitter and sometimes he does it without typing a word.

A new report is suggesting that the president’s tweets are not only written for him by White House aides, they are formulated to mimic his online voice.

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Typos, grammatical mistakes, and other features such as capital letters and exclamation points are deliberately placed in Trump’s tweets to make them appear more authentic, according to a Boston Globe report published Tuesday.

There is reportedly a system in place in which the aides submit sample tweets to the president who supposedly reviews and picks the one he likes best, making any changes if he wants.

According to the Boston Globe:

West Wing employees who draft proposed tweets intentionally employ suspect grammar and staccato syntax in order to mimic the president’s style, according to two people familiar with the process.

They overuse the exclamation point! They Capitalize random words for emphasis. Fragments. Loosely connected ideas. All part of a process that is not as spontaneous as Trump’s Twitter feed often appears.

Presidential speechwriters have always sought to channel their bosses’ style and cadence, but Trump’s team is blazing new ground with its approach to his favorite means of instant communication. Some staff members even relish the scoldings Trump gets from elites shocked by the Trumpian language they strive to imitate, believing that debates over presidential typos fortify the belief within his base that he has the common touch.


A recent example of a tweet with a typo of the first lady’s name sent Trump’s critics into a meltdown.

But if the president’s tweets regularly offend and outrage the left, the idea that the offending portions are created on purpose has sent them spiraling. Just an added bonus.


Frieda Powers


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