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Freudian slip? Trump trips up on 'heel'-ing tweet

Last Updated Aug 20, 2017 at 9:12 am EDT

President Donald Trump listens as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

It wasn’t quite a covfefe moment but U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweets have once again caught the attention of social media. Except this time, it wasn’t so much what was said but how it was spelled.

The problem began when Trump took to Twitter to address the “Free Speech” counterprotest in Boston. Except Trump got his homophones* mixed up.

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After deleting that tweet, the President tried again. But in what has been a hallmark of his administration thus far, his second attempt was met with similar failing results.

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Third time would definitely be the charm, right?

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As with most things on the internet, you can delete but social media is not one to forgive and forget that easily.

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The Merriam-Webster dictionary twitter account, which has taken the President to task on his previous creative use of the English language, took the opportunity for what it called a teachable moment.

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*A Homophone is a word that sounds the same as another word but has a different meaning and/or spelling

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