WASHINGTON – We all make typos, but, fairly or not, President Donald Trump’s textual slipups draw more attention than most.
That is especially true when he stumbles writing about one of his defining political issues: border security. Or, as the president called it in a tweet on Monday, “Boarder Security.”
“Anytime you hear a Democrat saying that you can have good Boarder Security without a Wall, write them off as just another politician following the party line,” Trump tweeted. “Time for us to save billions of dollars a year and have, at the same time, far greater safety and control!”
Trump deleted the tweet and posted a new one with the correct spelling at about 11 a.m. EST. But USA TODAY saved a screenshot of the original “boarder” gaffe.
Trump’s tweet comes after last week’s heated Oval Office meeting with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader, R-N.Y., Chuck Schumer, in which he accused Democrats of not wanting to secure the U.S.-Mexico border and vowed to shut down the government if he does not get $5 billion to fund construction of his promised border wall.