Sep 01, 2017
President Trump is doing his best to course-correct on empathy after he was widely criticized for some of his initial responses to the disaster caused by Hurricane Harvey in which he repeatedly failed to address the plight of victims while instead focusing largely on the strength of the storm, the size of his crowds, and the actions of government and local officials in response.
But on Friday morning, a tweet by the president was again seized upon by online observers who point out that when it comes to expressions of empathy, they just doesn't come naturally to Trump:
\u201cOddly enough, I really do think his continuing misspelling of the same simple word says a lot about the man and his presidency. #heeling\u201d— Dan Fessler \ud83d\udd79 (@Dan Fessler \ud83d\udd79) 1504267278
And it's not the first time the president has misspelled the word "healing" with "heeling":
\u201cAt 7:50am POTUS returned to his favorite spelling of "heal" noting that Texas is #heeling in the wake of #Harvey.\u201d— errol barnett \u2022 cbs (@errol barnett \u2022 cbs) 1503174231
Some argued perhaps it was not a mistake, but rather a clever trick by the president to ensnare his critics:
\u201cHe's misspelling stuff on purpose. When we laugh at him we mock a lot of people and it makes us look snooty... #Heeling\u201d— Gwen again, naturally (@Gwen again, naturally) 1504267787
Either way, the bizarre and frightening world in which Donald Trump is the President of the United States continues:
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