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Trump’s strange attack on CNN breaks Twitter
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Trump’s strange attack on CNN breaks Twitter

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President Donald Trump once again made a Twitter attack on American news-based channel CNN on Friday saying how dishonest Media is.

He was angrily responding to the CNN’s continuous tirade against Trump’s potential impeachment.

After a night spent posting Sean Hannity clips and other anti-impeachment commentary onto his timeline, the president emerged on Twitter at 7:02 a.m. and wrote: "To show you how dishonest the LameStream Media is, I used the word Liddle', not Liddle, in discribing Corrupt Congressman Liddle' Adam Schiff. Low ratings @CNN purposely took the hyphen out and said I spelled the word little wrong. A small but never ending situation with CNN!"

Americans embarrassed to see their President’s tweet richly layered with mistakes and irony. Trump's tweet was full of other petty errors. He forgot to use actual hyphens in "Low ratings CNN" and "never ending situation," for example, and wrote "purposely" when he probably meant "purposefully". But soon, the words from Trump’s tweet such as ‘Liddle’ and ‘Discribe’ found a place in Twitter’s list of trending topics. Trump pooh-poohed CNN this time by intentionally using misspelling of ‘describe’ into ‘discribe’.Web searches for "hyphen" skyrocketed as people second-guessed whether they (or the president) really knew what a hyphen was.

The Merriam-Webster Twitter site slyly mocked Trump with an entry about the difference between a hyphen and an apostrophe.

For the Twitter mob that instantly jumped on Trump's tweet, the low-hanging fruit was his misspelling of "describe." "It's really your stupidity that's hard to 'discribe,'" wrote Trump foil George Conway as "Liddle" shot up Twitter's list of trending topics.

Even assuming that Trump mistook the apostrophe in "Liddle' Adam Schiff," for a hyphen, it's still a mystery as to why CNN's alleged omission of said apostrophe from the moniker would make Trump's construction any more or less correct. (The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.)

In fact, it's unclear why Trump has been tagging an apostrophe onto the end of the word in the first place. As Merriam-Webster pointed out, apostrophes typically mark where characters have been taken out of a word - as in "I'm goin' to the store," or "Li'l Abner," or "Lyin' Ted Cruz."