The White House Was Caught Selling A Donald Trump Inauguration Poster With A Painful Typo
It's like those in charge of running even the smallest affairs related to the new president don't feel the inclined to make any effort. The latest example? Donald Trump's newly-unveiled inauguration poster contains a typo. It features a Trump quote — "No dream is too big, no challenge is to great. Nothing we want for the future is beyond our reach." — with the incorrect usage of the word "to" where "too" was needed.
The poster, which was being sold by the Library of Congress, was removed from the library's online shop after going viral and becoming the subject of widespread jokes on social media. A typo-free version is available on the Celebrating America website, though.
While it's unlikely that Trump himself made the typo, it's actually fitting that his inauguration poster would include one. As the product description accompanying it previously read, it "captures the essence of Trump's campaign." Trump has an extensive history of misspelling or misusing words on Twitter, including: "unpresidented," "rediculous," "shoker," and "dummer." In 2016, Trump's supporters were also found to have the worst spelling and grammar skills among the voter bases of 19 candidates, making an average of nearly 13 mistakes per 100 words.
The president committed another gaffe on Sunday after seemingly following the lead of the official GOP Twitter account, which posted and later deleted a happy birthday message honoring Abraham Lincoln with a wrongly-attributed quote. "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count," read the image included in the tweeted. "It's the life in your years." Trump soon published an image on Instagram bearing the same quote.
The website Quote Investigator determined that Lincoln likely never spoke or wrote those words. The earliest found usage of the expression was found in an advertisement for The Second Forty Years, a book Edward J. Stieglitz.
Trump positioned himself as an anti-intellectual throughout his campaign, openly saying things like, "I love the poorly educated," and repeatedly speaking about how little he reads. In fact, he recently signed an executive order giving his chief advisor a top spot at National Security Council meetings without being "fully briefed," suggesting he didn't bother to read it. His team's continuing habit of referencing massacres that never occurred, using phrases like "alternative facts," and lying about both important and insignificant matters lines up with this anti-intellectual stance.
The typo on Trump's inauguration poster is practically an homage to the president's style and philosophy.