Over the last two years, Donald Trump has taken the American political system by storm with his controversial style and rhetoric. However, due to his tendency to lash out on social media, Trump often posts his thoughts before proofreading them.

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When Donald Trump kicked off his campaign for president back in June 2015, he quickly clashed with the mainstream media after referring to illegal immigrants from Mexico as "rapists" and "murderers." Once it became clear that the former host of "The Apprentice" was not going to see eye to eye with the press, he decided to take a different routine in getting his message across.

At that point, Trump decided social media would be the most effective way in reaching potential voters, as he used Twitter on an almost daily basis to promote his campaign message. However, Twitter became more than just an megaphone for his policy proposals, as it quickly turned into an outlet to voice his thoughts on a variety of issues. Whether it was bashing critical celebrities in Hollywood, pushing back against the satire on "Saturday Night Live," promoting questionable right-wing sources as fact, or lashing out at his political opponents and world leaders, Trump made it clear that he was willing to bypass traditional media in order to get his point across. As Congress continues to investigate the role Russia played in the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, Trump is doing his best to deflect the story in another direction.

After tweeting out criticism prior to the testimony of former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Trump was forced to delete, and re-post his comment on May 8 after getting caught in an embarrassing grammar and spelling error.

Taking to his Twitter account on Monday morning, Donald Trump sent out several tweets to defend himself from potentially damaging comments made by Sally Yates.

Yates is expected to contradict the remarks made by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in regards to the growing Russian scandal surrounding the White House. Due to this, Trump accused the "fake news" media of not being critical of President Barack Obama's vetting of Flynn, while following it up with a tweet about Yates.

In his message about Sally Yates, Donald Trump called on Congress to ask her "how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to W.H. Counsel." However, in the original tweet, Trump spelled "counsel" as "council," using the incorrect form of the word. After three hours, the commander in chief was apparently made aware of the blunder, as he then took down his original message and replaced it with the correct spelling. This isn't the first time that Trump has been caught with a spelling or grammar error in one of his social media messages, as his critics are always quick to point out the mistake.

Twitter trolls

In response to Donald Trump's spelling issue, Twitter users had a field day pointing out the obvious, including the official account of the Merriam-Webster‏ dictionary. "counsel: a lawyer appointed to advise and represent in legal matters. council: an assembly or meeting for consultation or discussion."


the problem with the tweet isn’t your misspelling of the word, but your use of the office of president to target an individual," one tweet read. "Wow, it took you over an hour to fix it. That must be a record," songwriter Molly O'Reilly wrote on her Twitter account. The hits kept on coming as it was clear that many Americans still think of Donald Trump as the butt of a joke.