Donald Trump has misspelled ‘honour’ in one of his first tweets as US President, evoking both amused and critical responses.
Trump, an avid Twitter user, may have become the leader of the free world but moving to the White House does not seem to have helped his spelling.
“I am honered to serve you, the great American People, as your 45th President of the United States!”, he tweeted shortly after assuming his office.
Instead of using the US spelling of ‘honored’ or even the British spelling ‘honoured’, Trump decided to spell it in a completely different (and incorrect) way.
The tweet was quickly deleted and re-posted with the correct spelling, but not before a number of people had replied querying the President’s spelling.
“Good grief. Four more years of this,” wrote one on Twitter.
*Honored Good grief. Four years of this. pic.twitter.com/RIiiyLXPP6
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 21, 2017
Another accused the Republican of being “the most illiterate president ever”.
Are you “honered” to be the most illiterate president ever? pic.twitter.com/TXUWX5LbBE
— Harry McCarthy (@honleyharry) January 21, 2017
In December, Trump tweeted that China had ripped a research drone out of international waters in an ‘unpresidented’ act. It was soon corrected to ‘unprecedented.’