It’s sometimes tempting to assume that Donald Trump doesn’t write his own tweets but that his staff uses the President’s 50 million followers for strategic messaging and to affect media narratives.
But then he misspells a simple word like “hamburger” and you remember that he does indeed write them himself, apparently with autocorrect disabled.
This time it was the five letter word “chief” that tripped the President up. Yes a word that’s literally part of his job title, as commander in chief, apparently caused a senior moment. Trump was responding to a news story that the U.S. paid North Korea some $2 million for the medical care of Otto Warmbier, the American who was held prisoner in the dictatorship before falling into a coma and later dying.
Trump denied the report, somehow managed to bring up Obama, and attributed a praising quote about himself to the “Cheif Hostage Negotiator, USA!”
No money was paid to North Korea for Otto Warmbier, not two Million Dollars, not anything else. This is not the Obama Administration that paid 1.8 Billion Dollars for four hostages, or gave five terroist hostages plus, who soon went back to battle, for traitor Sgt. Bergdahl!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 26, 2019
“President Donald J. Trump is the greatest hostage negotiator that I know of in the history of the United States. 20 hostages, many in impossible circumstances, have been released in last two years. No money was paid.” Cheif Hostage Negotiator, USA!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 26, 2019
People were so distracted by “cheif” that most overlooked that Trump had also misspelled the word “terrorist,” which he spelled “terroist.” Damn, dude.
If you are waking up and wondering why “Cheif” is trending...— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) April 26, 2019
It’s because Donald Trump is a fucking dumbass who can’t spell Chief.
Dude is supposedly Commander in Chief and can’t spell the goddamn word right.— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) April 26, 2019
He couldn’t even negotiate the “i” before the “e” in “chief” pic.twitter.com/XevfEBFA8f— Ben Wexler (@mrbenwexler) April 26, 2019
"Cheif"— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) April 26, 2019
Also, this is a farrago of lies, distortions, self-fellation, and Adderall talking.
Get back to your McGriddle, Grandpa Ranty. https://t.co/Jjwxul7MdR
This ain’t it “Cheif” pic.twitter.com/NAxxFJVv48— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) April 26, 2019
SARAH SANDERS: The President spelled Cheif correctly, despite what the fake media is telling you kids, the e always comes before the i, without exception. I have had constant calls this morning from Cheif Grammar Experts and they all agree. pic.twitter.com/kNpHEPmbF8— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) April 26, 2019
Some wondered if the unnamed and misspelled “Cheif Hostage Negotiator” cited by Trump even exists…
The president, a notorious liar, tweeted out what he said was a quote of an unnamed 'chief hostage negotiator' that used improper grammar and Trumpian language and also he appears to be the only source for the quote.— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) April 26, 2019
Seems a little suspicious!