After an onslaught of internet commotion, the Wall Street Journal discreetly amended its original correction to:
“Vladimir Putin is president of Russia. An editing mistake misidentified Mr. Putin in an earlier version of this article.”
But the damage had already been done.
Many thought the original slip was so fitting, it had to be on purpose.
This is the very definition of accidentally on purpose.
— Blondetown (@Blondetown) November 29, 2018
Sure… blame it on the editor
— Kev (@fakeKevinDJ) November 29, 2018
Even they know
— Alexander Chee (@alexanderchee) November 29, 2018
@kathygriffin why do I feel like you were somehow behind this
— Robbie Couch (@robbie_couch) November 29, 2018
Others thought it was the best Freudian slip of the decade.
Paging Dr. Freud …
— Britt Kahn (@BrittKahn) November 29, 2018
— 🌊🌊 We can only Hope!! 🌊🌊 (@kismet7859) November 29, 2018
You mean Freudian slip?
— Lisa Quinonez (@EmpressLAQ) November 29, 2018
As the Mueller investigation continues to reveal, the relationship between Trump and Putin is no laughing matter. However, the internet briefly got a moment of much-needed relief over this particularly apt slip of the finger.