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Trump attacks 'LameStream Media' with bizarre tweet in which he mangles grammar

President Trump clearly has his priorities straight while facing a looming impeachment vote.

The day after a whistleblower alleged he abused his power in office, Trump's very first tweet Friday morning was an attack on CNN for supposedly being "dishonest" by taking out the "hyphen" of his attack on "Liddle' Adam Schiff" while saying he spelled it wrong.

The word Trump seemed to be reaching for was "apostrophe," not "hyphen" and he managed to sneak in a misspelling of "describing" in there for good measure. But Trump, clearly, is quite defensive about his political nicknames, having once taken time out of an interview to clarify it's not "Little Marco," it's "L-I-D-D-L-E" Marco.

Political pundits, of course, fired off "he means apostrophe" tweets faster than you can say "it's not a transcript," and it didn't take long for both "hyphen" and "discribing" to begin trending on Twitter. Trump would later target Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) in another tweet calling for his resignation, although coming nearly an hour later, it apparently wasn't as high a priority.