For many avid users of text messaging, tweeting, or any form of communication using technology, there are moments that make you want to hide under a rock and weep at your mistake or auto-correct changing the intent of your entire message. Mistakes happen. When you’re in a rush or too caught up in the moment, spelling is the least of your concerns. As long as you get the message across, there’s no worry, right? Well…does that hold true for the President of the United States, Donald Trump?
In a recent article by Allan Fallow titled, “Spelling’s not for eveyrone, Mr. Precedent, [sic]” Fallow criticizes the President for various spelling mistakes made in his tweets, his inauguration poster, a list of under reported terrorist attacks, and a tweet from the Department of Education. While it does look bad for a person who holds such a high position of power to be incapable of spelling, he is merely human. He has much more to worry about as the leader of our country. We ourselves are human. How many times have we made mistakes and have been criticized for it? We can blame it on the rush that we probably were in, so why can’t Trump do the same? Fallow should not be as harsh as he was on the President.
However, from this point on, I hope that Trump takes the time to have someone proof-read his work before he publishes something. As the old saying goes, “Think before you speak.”