Werds our hard. On Wednesday, Presidint* Donald Trump decided to attack his own Congrassional Buget Ofice’s report on the GOP healthcayre bill with the false claym that there numbers ar wrong.
Though Trump says the White House is “functioning perfectly,” apparently he has signed an executive order banning staffers from using spell check — even if they are making propaganda videos attacking the CBO’s assessment of the GOP health bill.
“CBO inaccurately estimated 25 million would be covered under Obamacare this year,” the video says. “Today, just 10.3 million are covered in Obamacare exchanges. Off by over 14 million.”
“It does not matter who does the math,” the video adds. “Faulty numbers = faulty results.”
The video, which has been deleted and replaced with a corrected one, contains multiple spellings of “inaccurate.”
Today’s White House hit on the CBO’s accuracy spells inaccurately two different ways. pic.twitter.com/IrTjyM3RSb
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) July 12, 2017
Naturally, Americans are enjoying this almost as much as they are the fact that Articles of Impeachment have been introduced:
Nobody knew spelling could be so difficult.
— Robert Rio (@RobertRio22) July 12, 2017
— James Greene (@JMGreene28) July 12, 2017
Yeah…if you can't be bothered to spell check something this simple, don't tell me to trust your analysis of a healthcare bill over the CBO
— Brandon M (@btmagnus) July 12, 2017
"Innaccurate," which of course means, "not naccurate."
— Ryan Timmerman (@TheDudeMan3) July 12, 2017
I'm beginning to think this administration can be a little careless sometimes.
— Duncan Whitmire (@DuncanWhitmire) July 12, 2017
They don't peer review. As such, you can't really expect them to use spellcheck.
— draterus (@draterus) July 12, 2017
Spell check is automatic. (The red squiggly lines). Perhaps Bannon is just barking dictation to staff and ignoring the spell check warning.
— Dennis Lytton (@DennisLytton) July 12, 2017
Their attention to detail enhances my confidence in their numbers
— craigarmstrong (@craigarmstrong) July 12, 2017
they can't spell other countries' leaders' names right or even correctly identify which countries they're from.
— unhipcat (@unhipcat) July 12, 2017
— The Fool (@TheFool37) July 12, 2017
Knowbody new how hard speling wood be.
— srealdonaldtrump (@4U_DonaldJTrump) July 12, 2017
Jesus fucking Christ are these idiots too stupid to use spell check?
— Andrew (@Atheis4) July 12, 2017
Trump’s propaganda video does correctly point out that the CBO overestimated the numbers, FactCheck.org notes that “actually nailed the overall impact of the law on the uninsured pretty closely.”
How can we trust a White House that can’t be trusted to pay attention to red squiggly lines yet purports to know what’s best for Americans? We simply can’t — especially because of that whole “treason” thing.
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