President Donald Trump is not that best Reader.
He also doesn’t type, spell very well and often writes in capital letters with a Sharpie marker. While we as a nation have gotten used to its linguistic shortcomings, he still managed to surprise people on Tuesday when the Great American Outdoors Act was signed.
In a poetic sentence that he obviously did not write, Trump began listing some of America̵
“When young Americans experience the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon, when their eyes widen in astonishment when Old Faithful burst into the sky when they looked at Yosemite’s towering sequoias …”
But when Trump pronounced “Yosemites”, he didn’t say “Yo-sem-it-ees”. Instead, he said Yo-semites: “Trump recognized his mistake and tried again, but this time it sounded more like” Yo-sem-in-ites “.
It obviously triggered a lot of riffing on Twitter, with people doing different versions of the same “Yo, Semites!” and “Yo! Semites” jokes.
This is probably the least shocking thing Trump will do today. Although this is important not only because he should probably know what Yosemite is as president, but also because he has been slipping a lot lately – a repeated event that has challenged his possible cognitive decline.