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The folk behind Merriam-Webster Dictionary's Twitter page ripped it out of Donald Trump

Oh, that ending was brutal.

LOOK, AT THIS stage we all know that Donald Trump and Twitter don’t exactly go (small) hand in hand.

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Ever since launching his presidential campaign back in 2016, the POTUS has proven that spelling, grammar and punctuation are the last thing on his mind.

Oh, and then there’s the use of nonsensical words. Covfefe, anyone?

Well, it seems like the good folk behind the Merriam-Webster dictionary can’t take any more of the President’s fast and loose approach to the English language.

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After President Trump indulged in a little humble-bragging on Twitter yesterday, he went on to criticise ‘Fake News’ for critiquing his writing ability… and then used a word incorrectly. Oh, the irony.

The original tweet, which has since been corrected, initially used the word ‘pour’ instead of ‘pore’.

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 pour over my tweets looking for a mistake. I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized! (sic)

The likes of JK Rowling and Jimmy Kimmel were quick to spot the typo, and highlight it on their own Twitter page, however, the real stinger came in the form of a post from Merriam-Webster dictionary.

In a less than subtle dig at the POTUS, the post clarified the correct use of the word with some handy examples.

And then for good measure, they added in another quick hint to ensure everyone would be on the same page in future.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how it’s done.

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