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Tuesday, June 20, 2017


The Trump administration is incompetent in ways both large and small.

At Pacific Standard, Seth Masket recalls his work in the White House Office of Correspondence, which once subjected outgoing mail to several layers of review.  The Trump administration is ... different.
Some examples of these typos can be found here. I'm less interested in those resulting from Trump's tweets and other less formal communications than I am in those appearing in official correspondence and press statements. These include, but are not limited to:
  • A press release about the Middle East that sought to promote "the possibility of lasting peach."
  • A White House media list of global terror attacks that contained such words as "Attaker," "San Bernadino" and "Denmakr."
  • British Prime Minister Theresa May's name misspelled as "Teresa May," which happens to be the name of a porn star.
  • This message to schools receiving the President's Education Award, in which "success" was spelled "succuess." (This error was apparently caught and fixed in subsequent iterations.)