US President-elect Donald Trump got plenty of attention on Twitter on Saturday for a post ‘accusing China of stealing a US Navy drone’. And guess what? This time it was a typo, not China’s criticism, that became a talking point.
He likely meant to type ‘unprecedented’, since ‘unpresidented’ is not a word.
Trump deleted the tweet after about an hour, replacing it with one correctly using the word ‘unprecedented’.
Last weekend, Trump was criticised on social media for bad spelling in a tweet in which he accused CNN of reporting ‘rediculous’ fake news. Hours later, he put out a fresh tweet correcting the spelling to “ridiculous.”
His Twitter typos are not unprecedented. Trump, who often takes on Twitter to condemn his oppositions has a glaring history of erring.
Since Trump began his campaign in 2015, he has regularly used the Twitter handle, one that reaches to more than 17 million followers. And hiccups were aplenty.
Here are some of the Trump’s Twitter hiccups
In March 2016, shortly before the Arizona state primary, Trump misspelled the name of the state’s capital city.
@realDonaldTrump you spelled Phoenix wrong Trump— Tall G (@Tall_Guy92) March 19, 2016
In January 2016, Trump claimed that Ted Cruz would ‘Loose’ to Hillary Clinton.
Another ‘Shoker’ though he meant ‘Shocker’
Wow, the highly respected Governor of Iowa just stated that "Ted Cruz must be defeated." Big shoker! People do not like Ted.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 19, 2016
‘Payed’ or ‘Paid’
All of the phony T.V. commercials against me are bought and payed for by SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, the bandits that tell your pols what to do— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 7, 2016
Dumb and Dumber - Trump attempted to ridicule political analyst Lawrence O’ Donnell.
"one of the dummer people on television" pic.twitter.com/JP6zZpxelb— James Cook (@JamesLiamCook) June 25, 2015
It’s an ‘Honer’ to have him as the next President.
Is that your honer or are you just happy to see me pic.twitter.com/jzdBDgoFrH— Elizabeth Plank (@feministabulous) February 26, 2016
And that’s a ‘Barrack’. Donald Trump misspelled US President Barack Obama’s first name.
The dying @NRO National Review has totally given up the fight against Barrack Obama. They have been losing for years. I will beat Hillary!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2016