CORONAVIRUS

Republican Party Taken To School After Posting Typo-Riddled Tweet About Education

An RNC tweet about reopening schools contained a "DEVESTATING" mistake.

The Republican National Committee tweeted a call to reopen schools amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the request for in-person education contained a devastating typo.

Or rather, a “DEVESTATING” one, as the RNC misspelled the word on the official GOP Twitter feed on Sunday. Although the tweet was deleted, images were passed around:

GOP Tweet
GOP Tweet

The CDC last week released new guidelines that should make it easier for schools to reopen, including advice that students can now sit 3 feet apart in classrooms. 

Neither the RNC nor its chair, Ronna McDaniel, addressed the typo. But critics on social media took them to school over it:

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