Published On: Fri, Jan 11th, 2019

Trump’s Frequent Typos Suggest ‘Inadequate Thought,’ Argues Ivy League Linguistics Professor

An iPhone has President Donald Trump's Twitter account pulled up on it's screen.

President Donald Trump has been incredibly active on Twitter both before and during his presidency, but one of the major aspects of his social media presence isn’t what he writes, but rather how he writes it. The president’s posts to the social media platform are frequently laden with typos and grammatical errors, which fellow Twitter users as well as the media pick up on within just seconds of a post going live.

And while his errors are a chance to poke fun at the Commander in Chief, and maybe an indication that he needs to brush up on his writing skills, Salon reported that one Ivy league professor suggests that they reveal something even more critical about President Trump–that he is unfit for the presidency.

On Friday, January 11, The Atlantic published an essay penned by Columbia University linguistics professor John McWhorter in which he diagnosed the president’s frequent misspellings on social media.

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Trump’s Frequent Typos Suggest ‘Inadequate Thought,’ Argues Ivy League Linguistics Professor