Now, Twitter is wondering how and why those mistakes took place. Were they a Trump strategy to throw attention off Marco Rubio’s stronger debate performance Thursday night? Or merely a series of slip-ups after a long night in Houston?
The tweets took off like wildfire, generating chatter and memes across the social network. Here’s a real-time look at mentions of Donald Trump on Twitter. As of Friday morning, “chocker” and “leightweight” had a prominent place:
Even Merriam-Webster was inclined to weigh in:
By late morning, the evidence was gone from Trump’s account, where he deleted and reposted those tweets with proper spelling:
Of course, jokes and theories about the mistakes are still building. Here’s some reaction from in and outside the political world:
Bonus: the mistakes brought new life to the #TrumpMovies hashtag: