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JK Rowling trolls Donald Trump’s ‘writing skills’ over tweet typo

07 July 2018, 04:50 | Erica Roy

The POTUS is no stranger to public gaffes

The POTUS is no stranger to public gaffes

Donald Trump is the author of many "bestselling" books and prides himself on his "ability to write", but it seems like he makes mistakes when he tweets. "I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized!".

As fans of the Harry Potter writer know, she frequently likes to take shots at the president for a plethora of different reasons, from policy decisions all the way to incorrect spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

US President Donald Trump tweeted about his writing prowess on Tuesday.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary's account sprang into action and explained the meaning of the words.

Just as America was celebrating its 242nd Independence Day, the great nation realised it's not totally free from its President's tweets.

A less noticed mistake that some users also pointed out in Trump's tweet was that he should have used a hyphen in the term "best selling" when he made reference to the books he's written.

Rowling would post five tweets on the matter, of which three were simple extended "haha" messages until the character limit had been reached.

The mistake was seized upon by "Harry Potter" author JK Rowling and others, including dictionary Merriam-Webster.

So when Trump tweeted to boast about his "ability to write" on Tuewsday, Rowling couldn't help but howl in laughter.

The president however misspelt "pore over" as 'pour over'. It provided definitions for "pore over" and "pour over", and went one step further, defining "comb over" - a not so subtle reference to the president's signature hairstyle.

"Rowling also found Mr Trump's evident pride over his writing ability very amusing, tweeting: "*wipes eyes, tries to control breathing* Seriously, @realDonaldTrump is the Gratest Writer on earth".

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