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Sen. Gillibrand Has Perfect Response To Trump Campaign Misspelling Her Name

Kirsten, Kristen, whatever.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks at Center for American Progress 10th Anniversary policy forum in Washington, October 24
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks at Center for American Progress 10th Anniversary policy forum in Washington, October 24, 2013

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?

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