Trump Jr. Goes Down In Flames Online After Misspelling a Simple Word in Tweet Attacking WaPo
Donald Trump Jr. fell flat on his face after trying to criticize the Washington Post over their coverage of Devin Nunes’ anti-FBI memo, arguing the press doesn’t want the controversial 4-page letter released because “it will be tough for them to sell their ‘democracy dies in dankness.’”
“Apparently the press only likes their information ‘leaked’ from unverified sources rather than released openly from congress…” Trump Jr. wrote on Twitter. “I think it will be tough for them to sell their ‘democracy dies in dankness’ byline with this kind of logic.”
Trump Jr.’s tweet attempted to single out the Post, which last year changed its tagline—not its byline—to “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” The eldest Trump son’s apparent lack of knowledge about what constitutes a byline, coupled with the “best typo of our time” tickled the internet on Tuesday.
Read some reactions below:
I’m pretty sure I just died in dankness. Can someone reincarnate me in a decade less moronic. I’ll wait. pic.twitter.com/bkh7c7pekJ
— Molly Jong-Fast🦈 (@MollyJongFast) February 1, 2018
Ah, you think dankness is your ally?
You merely adopted the dank.
I was born in it, molded by it. https://t.co/ypbOpeBuM0
— Brian Park (@TheBrianPark) February 1, 2018
History books, movies, newspapers will memorialize these traitors FOREVER.
Oh, and Don Jr. has a problem with democracy in DANKNESS.
They are bumbling idiots.
Go get them. https://t.co/bOo60GH0ov
— overit (@Stephaniefishm4) February 1, 2018
Donald Jr. ,,,, thank you for this recognition 😭 pic.twitter.com/76yoSPsj3F
— Democracy Dies in Dankness is my byline (@GenePark) February 1, 2018
extremely carl-from-lenny-and-carl voice: but moe! the dank! the dank! pic.twitter.com/mZhiTLvc75
— Rafi Schwartz (@TheJewishDream) February 1, 2018
"Democracy dies in dankness" is one of the best typos of our time.
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) February 1, 2018
Terrifying implications of the coordinated attack to discredit this investigation aside, ‘dankness’ might be my favorite spelling error ever. https://t.co/Q6S9wC7gkr
— Jimmy Dahman (@JDahmanIII) February 1, 2018
Democracy LIVES in dankness, bro. pic.twitter.com/XJ5HEGvESY
— Sam Adler-Bell (@SamAdlerBell) February 1, 2018
"Democracy dies in dankness" is my next stoner rock album https://t.co/x6HtKbkTcV
— David Kroman (@KromanDavid) February 1, 2018
The thing is democracy is probably no match for dankness https://t.co/rztcMZZYr1
— ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@sara_bee) February 1, 2018
"Democracy dies in dankness," that's gotta be a Swamp reference, lol https://t.co/P3rLEj2kbv
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) February 1, 2018
Have never heard "Democracy dies in dankness" before. https://t.co/zngm0Lp7A7
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) February 1, 2018
Also thinks Hannity is a journalist.
— JimmyO (@jimmyotx) February 1, 2018