Speed Reads


The White House just misspelled 'United States'

The White House is getting a little lax on this summer Friday. A post from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.'s official Twitter account meant to boast the news of this quarter's GDP growth, but went out with an embarrassing misspelling.

The word in question wasn't a tricky economic term like "commodities" or one President Trump has misspelled on his own account, like "motorcycle." Rather, the White House slipped up while typing the very name of the country over which it presides.

"If economic growth continues at this pace," the tweet trumpets, "the United Sates economy will double in size more than 10 years faster than it would have under President Bush or President Obama." Setting aside the fact that economists predict that economic growth won't even continue at this pace for the rest of this year, the tweet is an instant classic to add to the many roundups of the Trump administration's typos, errors, and misspellings.

Stay tuned to see whether the White House swaps out the tweet for a typo-free version, or simply adjusts the Pledge of Allegiance and every other official document to reflect the new spelling.