There's A Huge Mistake In Trump’s Boston Tweet, And Twitter Can’t Stop Laughing

by Lilli Petersen
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President Trump has taken a lot of heat for his response — or lack thereof — to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia which left one woman dead last weekend. But after a peaceful rally and protest in Boston on Saturday Aug. 19, he took flak for a different reason entirely. Donald Trump's tweet about Boston's “Free Speech” rally is being torn apart on Twitter, after he misspelled the word “heal” two times before getting it right.

Demonstrators and counter-protesters took to the streets in Boston on Saturday. On one side was a “free speech” rally which many worried was a cover for an alt-right march like the ones seen in Charlottesville on Aug. 12. On the other was approximately 15,000 counter protesters, who marched for peace and unity after white supremacist marches in Charlottesville reignited a national discussion about racism and racism in America.

After Charlottesville, Trump was heavily criticized for refusing to denounce white supremacy or fascism in America, claiming that “many sides” were to blame. It took him two days to acknowledge the role white supremacy played in the violence (which he then immediately undermined by saying the “alt-left” was also to blame).

On Saturday, he responded much faster to the peaceful march.

"Our country has been divided for decades. Sometimes you need protest in order to heal & we will heal, & be stronger than ever before!" He wrote in the third of four tweets.

But in his haste, it looks like he made a wee mistake.

No no, those tweets aren't out of order.

President Donald Trump, attempting to write the word "heal," misspelled it as "heel." Twice.

He deleted and and reposted the tweet, but even on the second try it seems that he didn't notice the spelling error — the second version adds an "S" to the word "decade," and fixes spacing between words, but "heal" is still misspelled.

Third time was apparently the charm, and the tweet currently live has the word spelled properly.

But this is the internet, and the internet never forgets.

Eternal treasure the Merriam-Webster Twitter account got in on it.

Some, including TV show host Mika Brzezinski (who's had her own beef with Trump), just posted images of heels.

Others suggested it was a Freudian slip.

You know, the idea that Trump said exactly what he really meant, and wants to bring the country to heel.

There were also a few more possible interpretations.

And some just had questions.

Heel if we can answer that.