In today’s episode of, “As the Tweet Turns,” we have our President Donald Trump once again proving that if you’re not good at spelling and not good at tweeting, you shouldn’t combine the two.
In attempting to write about a “special counsel” Thursday morning, Trump misspelled the simple word, instead writing, “councel.”
To dig his hole even deeper, Trump waited two hours, re-tweeted the exact same message with the proper spelling of “counsel,” and then forgot to delete the original mishap for a bit.
After finally figuring out how to spell "counsel" over two hours later, Trump was too exhausted from the effort to delete the original tweet pic.twitter.com/iHsvsA7Ls9
— Michael Lampers (@LampersMichael) May 18, 2017
That’s actually kind of impressive in how amazingly bizarre it is.
Following that train wreck, the official Merriam-Webster Twitter account tweeted that the non-existent word “councel” was by far the “most looked up misspelling” on the site today, with searches rising more than 900 percent.
'Councel' is by far our most looked up misspelling today.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 18, 2017
Once again, Merriam-Webster attempted to teach Trump about homophones…
counsel: ⚖ a lawyer appointed to advise and represent in legal matters
council: 🙋an assembly or meeting for consultation or discussion
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 8, 2017