J.K. Rowling mocks Donald Trump for 'unpresidented' spelling mistake
J.K. Rowling goofed on Donald Trump early Saturday after the president-elect made a spelling error on Twitter.
Commenting on China’s interception of a U.S. Navy drone, Trump wrote that the event was “unpresidented.”
“China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters — rips it out of water and takes it to China in unpresidented [sic] act,” Trump wrote in a tweet posted at 7:30 a.m. ET. The president-elect deleted and reposted the same message with the correct spelling of “unprecedented” 87 minutes later.
In response to Trump’s initial tweet, Rowling joked, “TrumpSpellCheck™️ Unpresidentedly effective.”
The Harry Potter author wasn’t alone in quickly noticing the president-elect’s spelling error. Tweeting out the definition of “huh,” the official account for Merriam-Webster added, “Good morning! The #WordOfTheDay is… not ‘unpresidented.’ We don’t enter that word. That’s a new one.”
Others mocked Trump for the error as well, and the hashtag #unpresidented trended on Twitter throughout the morning.
Spelling mistakes in Trump’s tweets are actually not unprecedented. On Dec. 10, he posted that reports about his involvement as executive producer on Celebrity Apprentice were “rediculous.” This week, while writing about the Russia hack, Trump misspelled “wait” by adding an “e” to the end. Both errors were corrected with new tweets shortly after being posted.
See Trump’s original tweet via screenshot above.