The White House released a statement on Friday touting good economic news that the American economy grew by 4.1 percent in the second quarter of 2018. Whoever posted the meme on Twitter misspelled 'United States' in bold and ALL CAPS while quoting President Donald Trump.
The tweet has since been deleted, which is a violation of the Presidential Records Act.
"If economic growth continues at this pace, THE UNITED SATES [sic] ECONOMY WILL DOUBLE IN SIZE more than 10 years faster than it would have under President Bush or President Obama," the White House said in a statement, quoting Trump.
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Trump's personal tweets are renowned for their typographical errors and atrocious grammar, though this sort of error coming from the White House is, as Trump would say, "sad!"
When the United States’ @WhiteHouse misspells the word ‘states’ 🤦🏻♀️ https://t.co/3cmlmfsqZX— Daniela Franco Brown (@Daniela Franco Brown)1532718051.0
And again, tweets are official government records, so the White House's deletion only digs the hole deeper.
In case it gets deleted: "United Sates." https://t.co/uKqB1FfzyP— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1532718620.0
Trump really does have "the best people" and "the best words" were among some of the responses on Twitter.
He knows all the best words...he just can’t spell them. Or say them. Trump's White House misspells 'United States'… https://t.co/9bSxldjvab— Ms. Crowley🎵 🇺🇸 (@Ms. Crowley🎵 🇺🇸)1532719682.0
Omg. They are so incompetent. #idiots https://t.co/f4Q2wFYkbN— TriggeredUnhingedSnowflakeLibtard (@TriggeredUnhingedSnowflakeLibtard)1532718798.0
"Not the Onion." Satirists must really be struggling these days.
NOT THE ONION -- https://t.co/mFAIz10O26— 3Toed Mitch survived a stroke #votelikeablackwoman (@3Toed Mitch survived a stroke #votelikeablackwoman)1532718509.0
"Embarrassing" pretty much sums it up.
@WhiteHouse @realDonaldTrump This is beyond ridiculous. Who misspells the United States?— Jason Kole (@Jason Kole)1532718009.0
Their lack of attention to details is a major problem. It isn't Coastal Elitism that leads me to think that sloppin… https://t.co/ZbWcuT3Uqx— RaPUNzel (@RaPUNzel)1532719946.0
"Sates," one person observed, is an anagram of "asset." Hmmm...
@RawStory Untied States? United Russian Assets?— Naughty Bunny 🌈😻🐕🐾 (@Naughty Bunny 🌈😻🐕🐾)1532720549.0
Twitter's relentless trolling continued with people pledging allegiance to the "United Sates" and looking for a way off this planet.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United Sates of America. And for which it stands, one giant typo, and OMFG g… https://t.co/8o0KGZRsHh— Mana Mostatabi (@Mana Mostatabi)1532717290.0
wow congrats to "the united sates" https://t.co/BsAg8xpgeK— Dana Schwartz (@Dana Schwartz)1532718332.0
And what about the "mistakes we are not seeing?" Fair point.
The mistakes that we are not seeing is what really worries me. Its spelled "United States" not "United Sates". https://t.co/DQiENJ3j3i— Red T Raccoon (@Red T Raccoon)1532719622.0
BRAKING: Wite House sez United Sates ekonomee doings grate!!. https://t.co/m0DADAoPOs— Rex Huppke (@Rex Huppke)1532718033.0
"The symbolism" of Trump's chaotic administration is... well it speaks for itself.
"United Sates" "UNITED SATES?" Just....just....the symbolism.... #TooTiredToThinkOfAHashtag (H/T @amandadeibert) https://t.co/rkQ9fI4zGK— Joanne Freeman (@Joanne Freeman)1532718147.0
The original tweet was up for three and a half hours before the White House realized its mistake.
“United Sates.” This tweet has been up for 3.5 hours. These are the incompetent idiots running this country. https://t.co/LGFuQzbe6u— Erick Fernandez (@Erick Fernandez)1532719508.0