The president criticized the press for “pouring over” his tweets “looking for a mistake” even though he had written “many best selling books” and was proud of his writing skills. Besides the fact that Trump biographer Tim O’Brien quickly tweeted that the president did not write any of his books, Trump’s latest tweet included a glaring typo: pour instead of pore.
Rowling, the award-winning author of the seven-book Harry Potter series, seemed to enjoy the president’s take on his alleged writing prowess.
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha *draws breath* hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha https://t.co/gbionAPK9Z— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 3, 2018
'pour' hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 3, 2018
Trump’s ghostwriter, Tony Schwartz, described the process of authoring Trump’s The Art of the Deal, revealing to The New Yorker that he wrote the whole book. The president pushed back against that claim, saying Schwartz was only a co-author.
The New Yorker quoted Howard Kaminsky, the former head of Random House, who said, “Trump didn’t write a postcard for us!”
Folks on Twitter, including the official account for Merriam-Webster dictionary, lampooned Trump for writing a message celebrating his writing skills that included a mistake.
From one professional writer to another: you suck at it. Also, it’s “pore over.” Also, you’re a traitor to our country and your presidency is possibly illegitimate.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 3, 2018
pore— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) July 3, 2018
'pore over' 🔍"to read or study very carefully"— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) July 3, 2018
'pour over' ☕️"to make expensive coffee"
'comb over' 💇♂️"to comb hair from the side of the head to cover the bald spot"https://t.co/br20fgpmAb
I also misspell homonyms such as “pour” for emphasis. Also when I appear like I don’t know the very basic issues underlying a sweeping policy I just made. Emphasis. https://t.co/19HuNJ5WkE— Elizabeth Picciuto (@epicciuto) July 3, 2018
Soon after the initial tweet was sent, the message seemed to be deleted and replaced with a new one in which “pour” was replaced with “pore.” Rowling still found the incident hilarious.
After having written many best selling books, and somewhat priding myself on my ability to write, it should be noted that the Fake News constantly likes to pore over my tweets looking for a mistake. I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2018
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 3, 2018
someone told him how to spell 'pore'
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.