But an unfortunate typo is making Trump’s claim “moot” ― literally.
The New York Times published an article late Tuesday reporting that the president had discussed some very extreme measures to prevent migrant border crossings, including shooting immigrants in the legs and the aforementioned moat stocked with snakes or alligators.
On Wednesday, Trump sought to deny the story. But when he tried to spell things out on Twitter, he misspelled “moat” as “moot” in a now-deleted tweet.
But screenshots live forever!
As is typical when the president tweets a typo, the reaction was fast, furious and snarky.
One person predicted Trump’s tweet, even though it’s been deleted, will have one major effect: