Donald Trump gives social media a chance for spelling lesson over heal tweet

Donald Trump gives social media a chance for spelling lesson over heal tweet

Washington,August21:President Donald Trump tried to tweet a message spelled heal over heel

“You can teach a man to hate, or you can teach him to spell, but apparently not both.”

When attempting to comment on the planned free-speech rally and subsequent counterprotest in Boston on Saturday, President Donald Trump tried to tweet a message saying that “sometimes you need protest in order to heal” multiple times before spelling “heal” correctly, and Twitter took notice.

“Our great country has been divided for decade, but it will come together again. Sometimes protest is needed in order to heel, and heel we will!” he wrote initially. He attempted the same message once more before settling on: “Our great country has been divided for decades. Sometimes you need protest in order to heal, & we will heal, & be stronger than ever before!” The first two attempts have been deleted.

Celebrities and noncelebrities alike got a laugh at the mistake, tweeting out their reactions in the process.

But Trump also called on the nation to “heel” — twice. Oops.

That tweet appeared to be quickly deleted, then posted again, then deleted again. Twitter users took quick screen grabs of it, of course.

Trump said the country had been “divided for decade, but will come together again. Sometimes protest is needed in order to heel, and heel we will!”

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President Donald Trump said in a deleted tweet that the country had been “divided for decade, but will come together again. Sometimes protest is needed in order to heel, and heel we will!”
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Then he tweeted the sentiment again, with a spelling correction.

Actor George Takei said in response, “You can teach a man to hate, or you can teach him to spell, but apparently not both.”

Author Stephen King tweeted simply, “In his latest tweet, Trump commands America to heel.”

One user said, “I guess ‘heel’ is better than ‘heil.’ ”

Merriam-Webster also got in on the fun, tweeting out the definitions to “heal,” “heel” and “he’ll.”

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