Blue checks get reality checked — HARD — over Trump’s Core/Corps spelling error

Blue-check Twitter is in a tizzy this morning after President Donald Trump made a spelling error in a now-deleted tweet. As we all know, it’s Marine Corps and not Marine “Core”:

“Marine Core.” Really, @POTUS? Maybe General Kelly can get a copy of the Grammar for Marines MCI for you. pic.twitter.com/VjEYvVD6w1

— VoteVets (@votevets) March 14, 2018

But this has lib Jonathan Chait playing the “if a Democrat” did this card:

If a Democratic president wrote “Marine Core” it would literally be the central Republican campaign theme. Conservatives would be talking about it 40 years later, like Jimmy Carter “inordinate fear of communism” stories. https://t.co/10mQ6pL9f3

— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) March 14, 2018

Well, we know this is BS because it actually happened. Remember when then President Barack Obama mispronounced corpsman as “corpse man”? “None of the stuff” Chait said happened actually happened:

Remember when Obama pronounced corpsman like “corpse man” literally none of the stuff below happened https://t.co/TOrGFWW7am

— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) March 14, 2018

Obama was mocked for a few days, of course, but it was not a “central Republican campaign theme.” And the MSM certainly avoided any criticism of Obama over it:

Didn’t see massive media outcry when Obama couldn’t pronounce the word Corps, but yeah… narrative. #hack https://t.co/7wfrGOWzY4

— Meech (@michi83) March 14, 2018

Also, if you didn’t mock Obama for saluting Marines with a coffee cup … looking at you Obamaton Dan Pfeiffer…

We have a President with the maturity and reading level of a third grader. https://t.co/5w4LX8pQZn

— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) March 14, 2018

…and you MSNBC journalist…

Let’s make something clear. It was NOT a typo. @realDonaldTrump thought CORE was the correct spelling.
Had he proof read the tweet, he would not have made any changes. https://t.co/wpEJL5XTue

— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) March 14, 2018

…and you CNN journalist…

It’s baffling that the president of the United States would tweet Marine Core instead of Marine Corps but that’s like the 20th most shocking thing that’s happened today.

— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 14, 2018

…and you NYT doomsayer…

Isn’t the Marine Core that thing you strengthen doing crunches and planks? https://t.co/jTYmbdbZu5

— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) March 14, 2018

…then STFU about Trump’s spelling. Never forget:

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Watch President Obama land in NYC and salute U.S. Marines with a cup http://t.co/bEB10Bqz2g

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 23, 2014

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