Twitter users are lambasting President-elect Donald Trump after he made an egregious typo in a tweet about China’s navy seizing a U.S. drone in the South China Sea.
“China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters – rips it out of water and takes it to China in unpresidented act,” wrote Trump in the since-deleted Tweet. He was referring to the recent controversy surrounding a Chinese Navy warship's decision to seize an underwater drone belonging to the U.S. Navy, which U.S. officials say “was lawfully conducting a military survey.”
In trying to weigh in on the issue on Twitter, Trump made a noteworthy error. Of course, he meant to write the word “unprecedented,” and he posted a corrected version after deleting the erroneous tweet.
But Twitter users never miss a beat, and the social network is now abuzz with jokes making fun of the President-elect’s very silly, avoidable mistake.
Some surmised that the mistake may have been a "Freudian slip," and joked about the significance of the word slip.
Others pointed out that Trump somehow ignored the easiest way he could have avoided the typo altogether: spell check.