The Washington Post (via Stuff) gives us a demonstration of how a president can confuse the multitudes with what he considers a lesson in grammar
US President Donald Trump paused Friday morning from fighting his potential impeachment and delivered a surprise spelling lecture to the United States, in a tweet richly layered with mistakes and irony.
After a night spent posting Sean Hannity clips and other anti-impeachment commentary onto his timeline, the president emerged on Twitter at 7.02am and wrote:
"To show you how dishonest the LameStream Media is, I used the word Liddle', not Liddle, in discribing Corrupt Congressman Liddle' Adam Schiff. Low ratings @CNN purposely took the hyphen out and said I spelled the word little wrong. A small but never ending situation with CNN!"
It's still unclear exactly what Trump heard on CNN and the network did not immediately respond to questions, but as he explained it, the segment concerned his nickname for House Intelligence chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, a leader in Democrats' impeachment investigations. Trump commonly assigns his political enemies nicknames that sound like 1920s-era cartoon characters - "Sleepy Joe" Biden, "Lyin' Ted" Cruz,"etc. - a habit Washington Post columnist Margaret Sullivan and others have compared to bullying.