Make America Stupid Again: Typo-ridden documents, dumbed-down memos

Posted by | February 13, 2017 14:57 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics

It’s no laughing matter. The executive branch has a problem with getting middle-school English right:

President Donald Trump was fairly confident he would hire only the best people to join him in the White House, but it’s clear now that proficiency in the English language was never a prerequisite for a spot in his administration. Since Trump’s inauguration, official communications from Trump’s White House have been careless at best, and downright inept at worst.

Trump’s own official inauguration poster, which features a photo of the president and a quote from his speech, was removed from the Library of Congress website Sunday evening after social media users pointed out the quote contained an obvious spelling error.

“No dream is too big, no challenge is to [sic] great. Nothing we want for the future is beyond our reach,” the quote read on the poster.

The Department of Education experienced their own grammatical hiccups over the weekend, first misspelling W. E. B. Du Bois’ name, then following it up by inappropriately writing “apologizes” instead of “apologies” in the tweet correcting the Du Bois spelling error.

Another glaring typo from the West Wing included the misspelling of UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s name.

What happens at the top of the power pyramid tends to represent everything going on below it:

When it comes to national security, President Donald Trump isn’t interested in the details, according to a New York Times report.

An article published by the Times on Monday provides an inside look into the chaos that has engulfed Trump’s National Security Council since the president has taken office.

The paper reported that council staffers have resorted to using encrypted communication following White House threats to monitor phone calls and emails. Staffers have also been demoralized by the news that Michael Flynn, Trump’s national security adviser, lied about discussing sanctions with Russia before Trump took office.

The Times spoke with more than two dozen of the hundreds of national security staffers. Many suggested that Trump’s Twitter-style of governing contributed to dysfunction on the council.

“Many of those who remain, who see themselves as apolitical civil servants, have been disturbed by displays of overt partisanship,” Times reporters David Sanger, Eric Schmitt and Peter Baker explained. “At an all-hands meeting about two weeks into the new administration, [Deputy National Security Adviser K. T. McFarland] told the group it needed to ‘make America great again,’ numerous staff members who were there said.”

“And while Mr. Obama liked policy option papers that were three to six single-spaced pages, council staff members are now being told to keep papers to a single page, with lots of graphics and maps,” according to the paper.

“The president likes maps,” one official reportedly revealed.

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2017 Liberaland
By: dave-dr-gonzo

David Hirsch, a.k.a. Dave "Doctor" Gonzo*, is a renegade record producer, video producer, writer, reformed corporate shill, and still-registered lobbyist for non-one-percenter performing artists and musicians. He lives in a heavily fortified compound in one of Manhattan's less trendy neighborhoods.

* Hirsch is the third person to use the pseudonym, a not-so-veiled tribute to journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson, with the permission of his predecessors Gene Gaudette of American Politics Journal (currently webmaster and chief bottlewasher at Liberaland) and Stephen Meese at Smashmouth Politics.

32 responses to Make America Stupid Again: Typo-ridden documents, dumbed-down memos

  1. William February 13th, 2017 at 15:28

    • Larry Schmitt February 13th, 2017 at 16:06

      I have the best words. I just don’t know how to use them.

      • whatthe46 February 13th, 2017 at 16:40

        Cause he doesn’t know any.

    • Larry Schmitt February 13th, 2017 at 16:07

      Correction. A lot of words have come out of his mouth, but he hasn’t actually said anything.

  2. Mike February 13th, 2017 at 16:09

    This administration is downright scary. Normally, I’d write something like this off as backbiting partisanship, but something tells me it’s way worse than anyone of us knows.

    • Suzanne McFly February 13th, 2017 at 20:32

      They are not taking any of this seriously, I wonder if the republican party will find their backbone before something horrible happens.

      • Mike February 13th, 2017 at 22:37

        Honestly, how long can this last ..?

        • Suzanne McFly February 14th, 2017 at 19:35

          Hopefully we are seeing the beginning of the end.

  3. arc99 February 13th, 2017 at 16:37

    Where are all the right wing Trump apologists?

    I would really like one of them explain how it makes America great when detailed 6 page security summaries are reduced to a single page with lots of pictures.

    Trumpers, if you hired someone for a job where those who previously held the position, read and understood 6 page documents, but the new person requested only 1 page and more pictures, would it not occur to you that the new person may not be fit for the job?

    • whatthe46 February 13th, 2017 at 16:39

      Why would it occur to them? Those asses only read pictures too.

      • arc99 February 13th, 2017 at 16:45

        my first reply to you is waiting moderation.

        the identify of the military aide who carries the nuclear codes and is with the President at all times, is being plastered all over Facebook.

        it is Keystone Cops amateur hour. it would be laughable if the safety of our country was not at stake..

  4. Gina Bousquet February 13th, 2017 at 16:40

    I’m baffled by the Dep. of Education memos!

    • whatthe46 February 13th, 2017 at 16:42

      Why the head of the dept. is a damn dummy. Did you know the GOP are talking of getting rid of it?

      • Gina Bousquet February 13th, 2017 at 16:45

        They must get rid of him and all his cabinet, staff and appointed personnel. A thorough cleaning is mandatory. :)

  5. Gina Bousquet February 13th, 2017 at 16:48

    This administration scares the sh!t out of me. And I’m a foreigner…

    • oldfart February 13th, 2017 at 16:56

      You have my condolences and my advice to you is drink heavily ! ;)

      • Gina Bousquet February 13th, 2017 at 17:00

        Thank you! I’ll see to it. :)

        • oldfart February 13th, 2017 at 17:04

          May I suggest a good strong rum ?….
          currently enjoying Cruzan and coke.

          • Gina Bousquet February 13th, 2017 at 17:07

            I’m afraid I’m not a fan of rum. I’ll take the white wine.
            Cheers, buddy! :)

            • oldfart February 13th, 2017 at 17:11

              Cheers dear friend. Have a wonderful evening ! :)

  6. oldfart February 13th, 2017 at 16:59

    • Gina Bousquet February 13th, 2017 at 17:02

      Great one! Stolen! One of my favorite actors.

      • oldfart February 13th, 2017 at 17:05

        His voice is unmistakable !

        • Gina Bousquet February 13th, 2017 at 17:10

          Yes, his whole presence on screen is wonderful. Very gifted actor.

  7. Willys41 February 13th, 2017 at 17:28

    The Nation of Stupid now run by Dipshit & Co.

  8. Suzanne McFly February 13th, 2017 at 20:23

    When he said he was going to surround himself with the best people, he meant the best a$$ kissers.

  9. Suzanne McFly February 13th, 2017 at 20:30

    Amazing how many idiots are on the site making excuses for this. How stupid can a person be? And to think these are the same people who were pissed that someone could access Hillary’s emails and read recipes from John Podesta.

  10. whatthe46 February 13th, 2017 at 20:59

    yes!!!! but, emails! this really pisses me off.

  11. liberalMD February 14th, 2017 at 05:11

    Haven’t they ever heard of a dictionary? Maybe they haven’t…’s a four syllable word. Maybe they have heard of Spell Check.

  12. RandyBastard February 14th, 2017 at 12:02

    Let’s all remember what happened the last time we had a president who was uninterested in foreign affairs. George W. Bush told his CIA briefer “OK, you’ve covered your ass.” after that briefer tried to warn him about OBL wanting to attack in the United States.

Leave a Reply