In an official statement responding to James Comey’s Capitol Hill testimony on Thursday, Donald Trump’s lawyer misspelled the word “president.”
A few hours after the conclusion of Comey’s testimony, Marc Kasowitz, President Trump’s personal lawyer, issued a statement contradicting much of what Comey said. The first sentence of the statement is, “I am Marc Kasowitz, Predisent Trump’s personal lawyer.”
Within moments of the statement being released, Twitter users immediately began to make fun of Kasowitz, with some jokingly suggesting that Kasowitz intentionally spelled the word wrong so that he could later say he represents Predisent Trump, not President Trump.
Kasowitz’s statement also features a few other copy editing errors, including several sentences that end with two periods. Kasowitz in one case writes, “The President likewise never pressured Mr. Comey. .”
This is hardly the first time that an official piece of material coming out of the White House has been plagued by typographical errors. In May, the Donald Trump campaign launched a new website with a typo on the very first page. The home page featured a box titled “#MadeInTheUSA,” with text that reads, “The inspiring story bout [sic] hundreds of American workers who manufactured the hats that became a symbol for our movement.” The typo was fixed shortly after being pointed out by members of the news media.
Of course, Trump also recently tweeted the word “covfefe” instead of “coverage,” with this tweet subsequently being left on his account for hours before being deleted and with Trump later acting as if he meant to write it that way all along.
The main thrust of Marc Kasowitz’s statement released this afternoon is that James Comey is lying when he says that Trump asked for his loyalty. Kasowitz also stresses the revelation that James Comey leaked a memo to the media in order to prompt the appointment of a special prosecutor, with Kasowitz suggesting Comey should be investigated for this.
“…[I]t is overwhelmingly clear that there have been and continue to be those in government who are actively attempting to undermine this administration with selective and illegal leaks of classified information and privileged communications. Mr. Comey has now admitted that he is one of these leakers,” Kasowitz said. “…We will leave it the appropriate authorities to determine whether this leaks should be investigated along with all those others being investigated.”