Hours after proposing that the United States develop a “Space Force” to fight wars in space, President Donald Trump also paid tribute to the men and women in uniform here on Earth. It didn’t go well.
President Trump mistakenly spelled Marine Corps as “Marine Core” in a tweet Tuesday, a mistake many said the commander-in-chief should never make.
Trump was sharing photos of him speaking at the Marine Corps Station Miramar, California, when he made the error.
He deleted the tweet shortly afterward, but the internet grabbed a screenshot to save it for eternity:
However, social media users quickly picked up on the error and blasted Trump in response. Veterans, in particular, took offense:
— VoteVets (@votevets) March 14, 2018
I served for more than 20 years in the Marine Corps. I know that he doesn't read, but the fact that our Commander-in-Chief doesn't know the difference between a Corps and a "Core" is more than a spelling error. Wrap yourself in the flag all you like – actual veterans have had it. pic.twitter.com/1N2cO36bgT
— Matt Morgan (@MorganForMI) March 14, 2018
— Common Defense #VetsAgainstTrump (@commondefense) March 14, 2018
Maybe start to have their backs by learning to spell "Marine Corps" correctly. https://t.co/OCiDW2htPk
— Chase Masterson (@ChaseMasterson) March 14, 2018
— Phillip Carter (@Carter_PE) March 13, 2018
If a Democratic president wrote "Marine Core" it would literally be the central Republican campaign theme. Conservatives would be talking about it 40 years later, like Jimmy Carter "inordinate fear of communism" stories. https://t.co/10mQ6pL9f3
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) March 14, 2018
I guess the bone spurs also prevent Trump from spelling “Marine Corps” correctly. https://t.co/Bzvqc8kEkd
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) March 14, 2018
lol dork pic.twitter.com/ReXY0KvPeR
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) March 14, 2018
— Jacob Gil (@jacob4kids) March 14, 2018
Someone had to explain to Cadet Bone Spurs the difference between the Marine Corps & the "Marine Core".
Take it from a veteran, our military deserves better than a lying, malignant narcissist for a commander in chief.
— She persisted (@CaseyHinds) March 14, 2018