US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was left embarrassed after making three spelling mistakes in one 21-word tweet attacking US Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In a tweet criticising his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, Trump wrote: “Hillary Clinton should not be given national security briefings in that she is a lose cannon with extraordinarily bad judgement & insticts.”
Twitter users were quick to point out the three spelling mistakes in his short tweet: “lose” instead of “loose”, “insticts” instead of “instincts”, and “judgement” instead of the correct US spelling of the word, “judgment”.
"Three out of 21 words in this tweet are misspelled," wrote journalist Olivia Nuzzi. "Make America Spell Again @realDonaldTrump," tweeted another user.
“There is no scenario to ever exist where you have not been the loosest cannon in the room,” the Independent quoted well-known model Christine Teigen as saying in a tweet.
“Every poll said I won the debate last night. Great honer!” he wrote in February, in a tweet that has since been deleted after people pointed out the correct American spelling was “honor”.
He also once spelled the word “choker” in two different ways within the same tweet, also in February: “Lightweight Marco Rubio was working hard last night. The problem is, he is a choker, and one a choker, always a hocker! Mr. Meltdown.”
Former Republican President George W. Bush was also known for his gaffes and verbal slip-ups, sometimes known as “bushisms”. In 1999, Bush said, “The important question is, how many hands have I shaked?”