Trump Praises His Presidency For Being "Consensual" & His Misuse Of The Word Says It All

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Social media was abuzz on Sunday evening after President Trump mixed up the words "consensual" and "consequential" when quoting an article praising his presidency. Twitter users took Trump to task for the error, with many claiming that it was unsurprising that the president did not know the meaning of "consensual" — making veiled reference to the 19 allegations of sexual misconduct that women have made against Trump (Trump has firmly denied each of these allegations). Ironically, the tweet was published during the Golden Globes — as the awards show was tackling the topic of sexual misconduct.

According to The Hill, in his tweet, Trump was referencing an article by Michael Goodwin, entitled, "We're Still Better Off with Trump than Clinton." While highlighting some of the problems with Trump's leadership, Goodwin noted that, overall, he believed that Trump's presidency was effective, saying it is "turning out to be an enormously consequential presidency."

However, in attempting to share this praise for his presidency with his Twitter followers, Trump misquoted Goodwin, instead saying:

Trump eventually did realize his error a few hours later, deleting the original "consensual" tweet and replacing it with the accurate one that included the word "consequential." He also included Goodwin's reference to his "missteps" in his new tweet, something he had excluded from the previous tweet.

Twitter condemned Trump for his error, with many users finding his misuse of the word ironic. Jamil Smith, a writer for the Los Angeles Times, tweeted that this "may very well be the first time that Trump has used the word 'consensual,' and he did it in error and by accident."

Another Twitter user also offered a scathing critique:

This is not the first time in recent days that Trump's tweets have drawn a great deal of attention. Indeed, on Saturday morning Trump published a series of tweets touting his abilities as president:

Many on social media mocked Trump for calling himself a "very stable genius," with many users sharing memes of the phrase. In criticizing his use of the word consensual instead of consequential, some Twitter users also used Trump's own words to critique him. Indeed, one user noted that she "would think that a stable genius who is like really smart would know the difference between consensual and consequential."

Another user also appeared miffed at Trump's apparently consistent ability to compose such controversial tweets:

Overall, it is clear that Twitter has been closely monitoring the president's words and is holding him to account for what he says. Beyond deleting the initial consensual tweet and replacing it with the revised quote, Trump has not commented on reactions to his tweets.