Ironic Trump typo illustrates how he has his base of supporters under his ‘spell’

THE ISSUE

Tweeting and slagging off the so-called ‘Fake News media’ are two of Trump’s favourite pastimes, or tactics depending on how you look at it.

THE MEDIA

Article by Judah Taylor in Politico on july 4, 2018

Pore or pour? Trump tweet corrects example of poor spelling.

“Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill added: “You misspelled ‘ghostwritten’. Also, ‘pore’ #PitifulPridefulPOTUS.”

THE COMMENT

How many times have we said about Trump ‘you couldn’t make it up’?  Thankfully for once this is one of those stoies we can actually laugh at because it doesn’t directly involved people’s lives being affected.

trump pore pour

Being Trump-obsessed as I am, I get a notification whenever he tweets, so I saw this one moments after it was sent from his tweetphone.  O how I laughed when I saw he could get through the sentence ‘the Fake News constantly likes to pour over my tweets looking for a mistake” without making a mistake!!!

As you can see from the article in Politico, many are also focusing on his glossing over of the fact that most of his books were ghostwritten, but I’d like to hone in on the irony of the mis-spelling.

Sure, we’re all having a laugh at pore not pour.  Especially in this context, it’s pretty funny.  But we must also remember that this laughter is fuel to the fire of the anger of his base.  Many of them don’t necessarily support him for his own views, they do because they love to piss off so-called ‘Liberal elites’.

As long as they think they are perceived as ‘stupid’ (and less face it Hillary’s ‘Basket of Deplorables’ certainly didn’t help that) it will be nigh on impossible to convince them that a Progressive approach to government is one that will benefit them way more than Trump’s.

Which means the louder we guffaw at his gaffes, the more solidified his base becomes.  And it’s really, really, REALLY hard not to laugh.  You feel like those Roman soldiers in the Life of Brian when Julius Caesar says ‘Biggus Dickus’.

Hopefully one day we’ll find a way to make them see the funny side and take our message seriously.  JLP

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