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Tue Jul 16, 2019, 06:04 AM

 

'Really Good Speller' Trump's Handwritten Note Shows Embarrassing Mistakes

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Source: Yahoo News

Ed Mazza
HuffPost July 16, 2019

Just last week, President Donald Trump bragged that he was really a “good speller” despite his reputation for Twitter typos. However, another handwritten note caught on camera shows he also struggles with writing simple words on paper.

In this case: “people,” which the president spelled as “peopel.”

The note from Trump’s comments on Monday when he doubled down on racist attacks against several lawmakers also contained another gaffe, with the president misspelling “al Qaeda” as “alcaida.”

The mistakes were caught by several photographers, including Jabin Botsford of the Washington Post



Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/donald-trump-spelling-al-qaeda-074220489.html



If this gets locked, I'll understand, as it's not exactly unprecedented. But maybe it is newsworthy that the guy with the nuke codes is basically illiterate.

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Reply 'Really Good Speller' Trump's Handwritten Note Shows Embarrassing Mistakes (Original post)
Dem Dean Jul 16 OP
Ilsa Jul 16 #1
riversedge Jul 16 #2
Pacifist Patriot Jul 16 #3
MBS Jul 16 #5
Pacifist Patriot Jul 16 #6
thesquanderer Jul 16 #8
maddiemom Jul 16 #9
Aristus Jul 16 #11
PatSeg Jul 16 #12
magicarpet Jul 16 #4
Farmer-Rick Jul 16 #7
left-of-center2012 Jul 16 #10
DonViejo Jul 16 #13

Response to Dem Dean (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 06:14 AM

1. IMO, He's illiterate because he has a reading disability.

I don't know what his disability is defined as, but I think he doesn't like to read and learn because his brain can't get the correct words.

But his disability doesn't make him any less of an asshole.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 06:57 AM

2. That may be so, but if so, it is compounded by Trumps not wanting or laziness to

learn about governing, --and that included leading major leader names and how to spell them IMHO.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 07:22 AM

3. I think it's another indication of PPA in the POTUS

Primary Progressive Aphasia

I doubt he's ever been a stellar speller and could possibly have had some learning disabilities. But I think we're seeing examples of his neural degeneration (possibly Alzheimer's given the family history - though syphilitic cause wouldn't surprise me) in these types of errors.

https://www.brain.northwestern.edu/pdfs/Disease%20Summaries/ppa.pdf

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 07:34 AM

5. whatever the diagnosis, there is clearly something clinically wrong.

Scary to have someone so defective and unfit for office (in every way) in such a powerful position.

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Response to MBS (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 07:56 AM

6. Indeed!

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 08:39 AM

8. Could be dyslexia. But of course, he has to lie about it. World's best speler! (n/t)

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 08:43 AM

9. He shows all the signs of dyslexia.

It wasn't really recognized in his childhood.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 09:51 AM

11. I don't agree.

While it's certainly compassionate and empathetic to ascribe his reading comprehension errors to some sort of learning disability, the likely truth of it is that he's simply stupid and intellectually incurious.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 10:36 AM

12. "Simply stupid and intellectually incurious"

That is probably true and if you add an unhealthy lifestyle and age, the problems get worse.

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Response to Dem Dean (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 07:32 AM

4. Don't forget the gonorrhea,... that makes Swiss cheese of the brain too.

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Response to Dem Dean (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 08:25 AM

7. He never really learned to read or spell very well because

It has to do with communicating with others and in his universe there are no others. He just happens to be a stupid and ignorant psychopath.

And he probably has a a cognitive disorder due to his old age.

But we had Raygun as an old president with a cognitive disorder and he didn't go around terrorizing most citizens....well not on purpose anyway.

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Response to Dem Dean (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 09:31 AM

10. But, but ...

Trump told us he has the best brain in the world
and graduated head of his class.

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Response to Dem Dean (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 10:55 AM

13. Locking...

The consensus of Forum Hosts agrees this is feature article of opinion and analysis about Trump's illiteracy, not LBN. Please post this in the General Discussions Forum

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