There is no easier way to instantly deflate your own point than failing at the delivery.
In a Twitter video attacking the Congressional Budget Office for what they deem an inaccurate report on the impact of the American Health Care Act, the White House made an embarrassing spelling mistake that only made the CBO look better and the administration worse.
"CBO inaccurately estimates health coverage," the video, titled "The Congressional Budget Office's math does not add up," reads. However, someone clearly fell behind in the editing because the next time the word "inaccurately" appears it's spelled incorrectly:
“CBO innaccurately (sic) estimated 25 million would be covered under Obamacare."
Nothing inspires more faith in the people than their government making grade-school spelling errors because they didn't take the time to edit properly.
The video has since been removed from the White House Twitter account and replaced with a version that spell check would be proud of. Its intent remains the same — to inspire distrust of the CBO's calculations and draw support for the AHCA — although now the source has taken a hard blow.
The Congressional Budget Office's math doesn't add up.— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 12, 2017
Faulty Numbers = Faulty Results pic.twitter.com/zdf4bZ01ma
The Trump White House has made other embarrassing spelling mistakes, which are funny mainly because the administration gives us so little else worth enjoying.
A White House official says "most" of these 78 attacks since 2014 have not received enough attention from media. pic.twitter.com/v66rcHxAFI— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) February 7, 2017
I know it's just a simple typo but why does this unfortunately happen with DeVos (via the White House snap chat) pic.twitter.com/zx4IWxTz0b— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) April 17, 2017
Of course, President Donald Trump himself is a stranger to the English language and is the big orange reason the world rolls its eyes so much.
China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters - rips it out of water and takes it to China in unprecedented act.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 17, 2016
How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
However, as sad as this typo (or genuine inability to spell) is coming from America's leaders, it does not, nor will anything ever, hold a candle to "covfefe."
You can't spell check covfefe.