Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Trump can't spell 'al-Qaeda' as photographer spots puzzling spelling in speech

From the infamous ' covfefe ' typo to calling Tim Cook ' Tim Apple ' - Donald Trump is no stranger to making gaffes, both written and spoken.

Continuing this glorious tradition were the notes he made for a speech delivered at a "Made in America" event.

While he used the  occasion to once again lay into Democrat Congresswoman Ihlan Omar - hot on the heels of misguided comments which have been branded as "xenophobic" - a closer look at his speech revealed an embarrassing error.

Gleefully pointed out by Washington Post photographer Jabin Botsford , the notes read: "This is the greatest country in the world.


"In the case of Omar, we saved her from a dangerous situation in Somalia.

"She came here at 10 years old and is now a congresswoman. That could ONLY happen in America.

"It is SAD that these women have a record of saying anti-Semitic and anti-American things all the time.

"It's actually DANGEROUS - because it seems like they hate America. My point was if you are not happy here, you can leave."

OK, pretty standard Trump patter here - except he'd also made reference to comments Ms Omar made earlier this year about the September 11 attacks.

In bold black pen, Trump had spelt "al-Qaeda" as "Alcaida".

His spelling was met both with glee and exasperation - if indeed it even was Trump who wrote the speech.

As one comment pointed out: "Is it too much to ask to have a President who knows how to spell, in any variation, al-Qaeda?

"There are numerous ways to spell it. 'Alcaida' is one of the few that’s DEFINITELY wrong."

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