On Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. sent a tweet meant to mock the Washington Post but instead made him the butt of endless jokes due to one tiny typo in his smarmy diss.
Junior was reacting to the Post‘s article which criticized House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes’ controversial 4-page “secret” memo. In his tweet, daddy‘s little twitter troll taunted the Post and the mainstream media, implying that they opposed the memo because it used supposedly verified sources as opposed to “information leaked from unverified sources.” Donald Trump’s eldest son then joked how it would be hard for them to sell their “democracy dies in dankness” byline.
Unfortunately for Junior, the word the Post uses is not “dankness,” but darkness.
“Apparently the press only likes their information ‘leaked’ from unverified sources rather than released openly from congress… I think it will be tough for them to sell their ‘democracy dies in dankness’ byline with this kind of logic.”
Apparently the press only likes their information “leaked” from unverified sources rather than released openly from congress… I think it will be tough for them to sell their “democracy dies in dankness” byline with this kind of logic. https://t.co/fXHv0UjLtX
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 1, 2018
Aside from the hilarious typo, Junior also further illustrated his ignorance by incorrectly labeling the quote as a “byline” when it was, in fact, a tagline. Junior’s apparent “mastery” of journalistic terminology has given birth to what the internet is now calling “best typo of our time.”
“Democracy Dies In Dankness” is the name of my new mixtape
— Rob Sheridan (@rob_sheridan) February 1, 2018
I just don’t understand why Trump is so mad at the FBI? Must have something to do with dankness. pic.twitter.com/sISYZbrUvv
— Molly Jong-Fast🦈 (@MollyJongFast) February 1, 2018
— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) February 1, 2018
If only Don Jr, or Sr, for that matter, engaged in occasional “dankness” they’d both be wayyyy more chill and we’d all be a lot less angry about the situation.
— Dan Burkhardt (@TheDanBurk) February 1, 2018
— J. Sonnenfelt (@jsonn) February 1, 2018
I do not think you are using byline correctly here.
— RT (@rt_dyna) February 1, 2018
that’s not what byline means
— febru-erin (@morninggloria) February 1, 2018
Democracy LIVES in dankness, bro. pic.twitter.com/XJ5HEGvESY
— Sam Adler-Bell (@SamAdlerBell) February 1, 2018
DANKNESS! @donaldtrumpjr for the win!!!!!
— Easy D (@benjitheblender) February 1, 2018
— Chris Holmes (@grayflannelsuit) February 1, 2018
— 🇺🇸Jerry 🇺🇸 (@jcdulos1) February 1, 2018
— DavidDunn (@ImDavidDunn) February 1, 2018
Heeeeeerrres Daddy ! pic.twitter.com/D4uESdNXkS
— Mayor Quimby (@4football2) February 1, 2018
Apparently your brain died in the dankness.
— Brenda Of The North (@BrendaJeanCDN) February 1, 2018
Trump Organization dies in dankness 🙂 pic.twitter.com/nSFwCmd9at
— Deone Benninghoven (@DeoneBe) February 1, 2018
See Junior; dictionaries are more than just the thick and heavy books that daddy still enjoys throwing at your head.
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