Trump trolled as ‘Frorida’ trends on Twitter after misspelling Florida
The president continues a tradition of spelling blunders on his favorite tool of communication
President Donald Trump is known for his many tweets, particularly when they’re riddled with spelling errors and incoherent thoughts.
On Monday, Trump kept the tradition alive when he very clearly spelled Florida wrong in a tweet meant to disparage the press which he ceaselessly calls “Fake News.”
“My visits last week to Texas and Frorida had massive numbers of cheering people gathered along the roads and highways, thousands and thousands, even bigger (by far) than the crowds of 2016,” Trump wrote in a Monday morning tweet that has since been deleted.
“Saw no Biden supporters, and yet some in the Fake News said it was an equal number. Sad!”
Hours later, Trump deleted the tweet and published a new version with the proper spelling of the Sunny State — but not before Twitter was able to get a screenshot and have a field day trolling the president’s blunder.
“Oh yea? Was Frorida fun? I wonder if Froridians are going to vote for you. Whoever the hell Froridians are,” tweeted Scott Dworkin, co-founder of The Democratic Coalition.
One Twitter user posted a picture of the supposed “crowd” of Trump supporters in Florida which shows a noticeably small turnout. The unidentified person also humorously draws stick figures as an added jab.
“Trump’s ‘Frorida’ massive crowd,” the person tweeted.
Naturally, the jokes and criticisms kept pouring in.
“i saw “frorida” trending and thought flo rida did something with his hair lololol,” tweeted user @adamncheek.
Twitter user @ct_la wrote, “When “Frorida” is trending and you know exactly why before even looking, it’s high time to throw that pasty-assed criminal against humanity, the US constitution (sic) and all forms of human decency out of the damn White House.”
Author and attorney Seth Abramson, who is often very critical of Trump on Twitter, pointed out that his phone automatically corrected “Frorida” to Florida when he typed it out.
“Pretty sure *every* phone automatically corrects “Frorida” to Florida Are you telling me the President of the United States has a phone without autocorrect or can’t find where to turn it on or has no intern to do it for him?” Abramson tweeted.
“PS/ Also just need to underscore that this is a misspelling of his *home state* that he had to wrestle with and overcome his phone’s built-in autocorrect to achieve
He added, “His careless typos in his tweets—*official presidential statements*—are enough for flash fiction: ‘Melanie was in Frorida peachfully drinking covfefe. She pondered the oranges of her unpresidented sadness as the hamberders cooked. She needed educatuon—an honered counciler.'”
This is not the first time a misspelled Trump tweet has gone viral. Back in 2017, the 45th president of the United States left Americans scratching their heads when he tweeted the word “covfefe,” apparently meaning to type the word “conference.”
It took six hours for the president or someone from the White House staff to remove the tweet. “Covfefe” instantly became an internet meme and has become one of Trump’s most viral tweets. #Covfefe was tweeted more 1.4 million times within 24 hours, according to BBC.
Trump’s latest flubbed tweet was in response to reports about a series of low turnout for his rallies and gatherings across the country. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Trump held an impromptu gathering before a few hundred supporters on July 31 on the tarmac of Tampa International Airport.
The internet, however, noticed there were only a few dozen people who showed up. Trump’s team apparently were expecting a much larger crowd, evidenced by the number of barricades left out.
Trump’s fixation on crowd sizes comes as national polls show the president’s opponent, Democratic presidential presumptive nominee, Joe Biden, leading in key swing states that Trump won in 2016, including Florida, Arizona and Michigan.
Trump is also trailing in Biden’s home state of Pennsylvania, which Trump carried over Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016, becoming the first Republican presidential candidate to do so since 1988.
A report from Politico indicated that Trump is losing support from senior citizens and suburban voters in Pennsylvania who have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
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