Pro tip: If you’re going to send out an email decrying Democratic senators as “radical liberals,” make sure you spell their names right.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday tweeted a succinct, two-word response to a fundraising email sent out by President Donald Trump’s team that referred to her as “Kristen.”
Actually, it’s Senator Gillibrand, if you’re nasty.
The Trump email urged supporters to sign a petition calling on Gillibrand and a handful of other Democrats to halt efforts to block Trump’s latest executive order on immigration.
As most Kristens and Kirstens of the world will tell you, it’s a common spelling error. But Trump and his team have established a pattern of such blunders. And, as HuffPost’s Nick Wing pointed out last week, that sloppiness hints at some bigger questions:
Look, everybody makes mistakes. To err is human. But to err with such a cavalier disregard for your own reputation is pretty damn irresponsible. And it’s no longer just a question of whether Trump and the people in his administration have a solid command of grade-school spelling. If nobody is copy-editing these dispatches, how can we be sure anybody is editing them for content, either?