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Trump’s latest spelling blunder: ‘collusion’ as ‘colusion’

/ 02:25 PM July 18, 2018

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the G-7 summit, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada. Image: AP/Evan Vucci

It seems hardly surprising now that United States President Donald Trump made another spelling blunder, this time beyond the realm of Twitter: in a press conference with lawmakers.

Trump’s frequent spelling mistakes have been the object of ridicule and flak by his critics online, mistakes that may have prompted some to wonder if Trump ever bothers to proofread his tweets before sending them out in the ether.


Trump held a press conference yesterday, July 17, after his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, July 16 faced fury when Trump rebuked the U.S. intelligence community. According to CNN last July 16, the U.S. intelligence community recently made an assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, a finding that Trump did not endorse.

“I don’t see any reason why it would be [Russia],” Trump was quoted as saying then, a statement that had many crying treason.


Trump has since backtracked on his statement and explained yesterday what he really meant to say: “The sentence should have been: ‘I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia.’ Sort of a double negative.”

But apart from his would-wouldn’t backtracking, Trump’s notes during the conference yesterday were also an object of attention by many. Zoomed-in photos of his notes started circulating around social media and showed that the President, once again, made a spelling mistake. The pictures were shared by David Gelles, CNN executive producer, yesterday on Twitter.

“Trump wrote in big black Sharpie on his printed remarks: ‘THERE WAS NO COLLUSION.’”

Except, Trump actually spelled “collusion” as “colusion”.


“‘Colusion’ because he’s already taking L (loss) on this one?” wrote one netizen (@CptnSkippy) today, July 18.

Another netizen, a certain Willow (@75Tramislate) commented, “He is not saying he didn’t collude, just that he didn’t colude.”

“Fun Fact of the Day,” said one Sherry (@VerySherry70). “Our previous 44 presidents spoke English fluently.”

Meanwhile, Kyle Smith, critic-at-large of the National Review magazine, wrote, “He has to remind himself in case he forgets.”

Kevin Liptak, CNN White House reporter, also targeted Trump on Twitter yesterday, sharing a much clearer photo of the note. It’s apparent that Trump did leave out the other “L” in collusion and wrote “colusion.”

A certain David (@davidfmatheson) replied to Liptak’s tweet today and suggested,”He should collude with @MerriamWebster.”

Merriam-Webster has since tweeted last July 16 that the word “collusion” had become their top-searched word, thanks to the Trump-Putin summit.

Last June, Merriam-Webster also corrected Trump for misspelling “border” as “boarder.” Cody Cepeda/JB


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