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Donald Trump’s really owning this ‘smocking gun’ misspelling
US President Donald Trump on Monday posted a tweet that has people flipping through dictionaries and thesauri once again.
Continuing his tirade against the Democrats and former FBI director James Comey, Trump tweeted that the former cannot find a “smocking gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia”.
“That’s because there was NO COLLUSION,” he added, caps included.
“Democrats can’t find a Smocking Gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia after James Comey’s testimony. No Smocking Gun…No Collusion.” @FoxNews That’s because there was NO COLLUSION. So now the Dems go to a simple private transaction, wrongly call it a campaign contribution,…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2018
But if you look closely beyond the politics and at the actual content of the tweet, there’s a particular phrase that’s misspelled. Twice.
Yes, it seems that Donald Trump does actually mean “smoking gun” but, also, he doesn’t.
Twitter just couldn’t help itself, and thought that the idea of a “smocking gun” was a wonderful thing.
A Smocking Gun would not be a bad thing, just saying. pic.twitter.com/P99ZK3suql
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) December 10, 2018
The smocking gun. pic.twitter.com/3Niil2nnBZ
— Matthew (@mcf295) December 10, 2018
I was entirely against our president until he tweeted the phrase “Smocking Gun” twice this morning.
— Jon Wurster (@jonwurster) December 10, 2018
It’s not the first time Trump has tweeted about smocking guns though.
Back in August, the world leader noted that a smocking gun was found linking Hillary Clinton to activities prior to her particular presidential preparations.
Trump has since deleted the tweet.
Trump’s “smocking gun” tweet has been deleted. But here it is, for posterity. pic.twitter.com/4WhMBAVQan
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) 1 August 2018
Perhaps its an issue with autocorrect, or perhaps Trump has adopted the phrase as his own. Either way, the US president is no stranger to odd and wonderful words.
After all, who can forget or understand the enigma that is covfefe?
Feature image: Gage Skidmore via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0, cropped)