U.S. President Donald Trump's war against the "Fake News" media and grammar hit a new level of ridiculous on Tuesday night when he tweeted a defense for why his tweets regularly included typos – a tweet that, of course, included a typo.
Merriam-Webster quickly got involved: The U.S. dictionary mocked Trump on its official Twitter account for his use of the wrong form of “pore” in his tweet, which also included a boast about his “ability to write.”
Newspapers worldwide regularly cover Trump administration spelling mistakes in official documents and Trump's Twitter errors – particularly when they are tweets that insult the intelligence of others or boast about his genius.
Trump's original tweet said, "After having written many best selling books, and somewhat priding myself on my ability to write, it should be noted that the Fake News constantly likes to pour over my tweets looking for a mistake," he wrote. "I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized!"
The dictionary, which has long been a Trump critic, shot back within the hour, tweeting definitions of “pore over”: “to read or study very carefully,” and “pour over”: “to make expensive coffee.” The ever-comedic dictionary also added, "'comb over'  "to comb hair from the side of the head to cover the bald spot."
Other Twitter users and regular Trump trolls joined in. “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling nabbed headlines with her response, in which she just couldn't stop laughing. Ben Shapiro, the former Breitbart editor, seemed to defend Trump, writing, “It’s pore over. And the chances he doesn’t know that are 0%, which means this is A+ trolling.” However, Shapiro's assertion seemed to be quickly debunked as Trump's tweet was deleted and retweeted later with the correct spelling of “pore.”
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