United States President Donald Trump suffered from another Twitter blunder yet again — this time, it’s a misspelling of a word in a series of tweets about his administration’s policy on deporting illegal immigrants.
In a tweet made yesterday, June 18, Trump put blame on the Democrats for their weak border security. Except, he misspelled the word “border.”
“It is the Democrats fault for being weak and ineffective with Boarder Security and Crime,” tweeted Trump. “Tell them to start thinking about the people devastated by Crime coming from illegal immigration. Change the laws!”
It is the Democrats fault for being weak and ineffective with Boarder Security and Crime. Tell them to start thinking about the people devastated by Crime coming from illegal immigration. Change the laws!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2018
Trump’s tweets came after recent news surfaced about young migrant children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, an ordeal that has affected nearly 2,000 children in just six weeks.
The official Twitter page of Merriam-Webster, an American company known for publishing reference books, threw a subtle jab at Trump’s spelling blunder in a tweet made yesterday, an hour after Trump’s tweet.
The Merriam-Webster account tweeted definitions of the word “border” and “boarder,” seemingly correcting Trump’s wrong use of the word “boarder.”
“‘Border’: a boundary or an outer edge,'” wrote Merriam-Webster. “‘Boarder’: one who rides a skateboard or snowboard.”
'Border': 🗺 a boundary or an outer edge
'Boarder': 🏂 one who rides a skateboard or snowboard
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) June 18, 2018
Many have since spoken out about Trump’s immigration policies that continue to affect the lives of thousands of illegal immigrants. Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, high commissioner of the Office of the United National High Commissioner of Human Rights, for one, considered the U.S. policy “unconscionable” for “inflicting abuse on children.”
In an ambiguous statement made in June 17, First Lady Melania Trump herself said that she “hates” seeing families separated at the border, and hopes “both sides of the aisle” can reform the nation’s immigration laws. She, however, did not specifically refer nor mention her husband’s “no tolerance” policy.
Meanwhile, non-profit organization ProPublica shared an audio file they obtained inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, where children can be heard crying and sobbing after being separated from their parents. JB
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