JK Rowling trolls Donald Trump’s ‘writing skills’ over tweet typo

Marsha Scott
July 5, 2018

The president swiftly deleted the tweet and reposted it with the correct word in place.

Newspapers worldwide regularly cover Trump administration spelling mistakes in official documents and Trump's Twitter errors - particularly when they are tweets that insult the intelligence of others or boast about his genius.

J.K. Rowling has offered President Trump some writing advice after spotting a glaring typo in a tweet - which boasted about his writing ability.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling then took to Twitter to express her amusement at the series of events that had just unfolded.

Before his critical "pour" tweet about the press, Trump initially tweeted that The Washington Post is "a discgrace to journalism, ' according to The Associated Press".

The original tweet was changed after two hours, presumably after someone in Trump's team looked in a dictionary for the spelling of "pore".

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"Merriam-Webster also got in on the fun and pointed out in its tweet: "'pore over" [is] "to read or study very carefully" ... pour over' [is] "to make expensive coffee'". It provided definitions for "pore over" and "pour over" and went one step further, defining "comb over" - a not-so-subtle reference to the president's signature hairstyle.

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 pour over my tweets looking for a mistake.

The Harry Potter author responded to the Tweet with unending laughs.

The dictionary company, Merriam-Webster, has taken aim at the politician several times as well, including the time he wrote, "covfefe", and also "council", for "counsel".

"President Trump didn't write any of his books", O'Brien tweeted on Tuesday.

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