Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump did his very best to honor the late Phyllis Schlafly in a tweet on Tuesday morning.
His very best was (shockingly) not enough.
Instead of tweeting a tribute to Phyllis Schlafly, Trump tweeted a tribute to Phillies Schlafly.
RIP Phillies Schlafly pic.twitter.com/iVa547eaXN
Katie McDonough (@kmcdonovgh) September 6, 2016
Schlafly was a conservative leader for decades. She campaigned against things like abortion and the Equal Rights Amendment, which protected rights for women.
She delighted in frustrating feminists, and had some notable quotes, including Sexual harassment on the job is not a problem for virtuous women and Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions.
Schlafly told college students in 2007,
By getting married, the woman has consented to sex, and I dont think you can call it rape.
Marital rape has been a crime in all 50 states since 1993.
Schlaflydied on Monday, at 92 years old.Back in March, she endorsed Trump.
Schlafly wrote a book called The Conservative Case for Trump, and it was set to be released on Tuesday.
Trump was referring to this book in his typod tweet. He then deleted the initial tweet and tried again.
Trump deletes his misspelled tweet honoring Phillies Schlafly” pic.twitter.com/7nctCTp9FK
Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) September 6, 2016
Both Trump tweets about Phyllis Schlafly’s death are indirectly about himself.
And one calls her “Phillies”. pic.twitter.com/hlBdtTlHLB
Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) September 6, 2016
This is not the first time Trump has made someone elses loss about him on Twitter. After the Orlando shooting, for instance, he congratulated himselffor thinking it could happen.
He also congratulated himself on the Paris terror attacks, the San Bernardino shooting and the Brussels attack.
This time around, Trump has made Schlaflys death about himself.And once again, he has made this reporter wonder if this entire presidential campaign is actually just Trump trolling America.
I mean, seriously? The Republican presidential candidate fired off a vaguelymournful tweet that featured an autocorrect on the womans name?
In this day and age,we all know we have to play it safe with our social media accounts in order to avoid insulting anyone. But the Republican presidential candidate is out there tweeting typos of names of people whove just died.
No matter what your feelings on Schlafly are, Trumps tweet misspelled or otherwise is definitely an insult.
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