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Everything you need to know about Donald Trump’s political acumen — in one tweet

Donald Trump addressed the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 30 in New Orleans. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Update 4:05 p.m. Wednesday: Trump has, um, clarified the whole mess, saying the tweet was actually posted by an unnamed impostor on his Twitter account. Whoever this person is 1) must be brought to justice, and 2) asked why they are trying to undermine him in such a subtle way.

Original post:

We at The Fix try not to pay Donald Trump too much mind, though it's hard when big-name Republicans continue to tout his support as if he's a serious political actor.

And now you know why. The below tweet, from Trump, went out shortly ago to promote Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) campaign.

Yes, that's right. Donald Trump, who once polled atop a hypothetical 2012 Republican presidential primary, apparently doesn't know the difference between the leader of the Senate (the majority leader) and the leader of the House (the speaker).

In fairness to Trump, we're guessing most Americans probably don't know the difference. And maybe he just mistyped the tweet. There's also technically a possibility that McConnell could be elected House speaker (h/t Matt Mandel), because the Constitution doesn't require that the speaker be a member of the House.

But that's if we're being charitable, and Trump -- clearly -- doesn't need our charity.

Oh, and Trump said Monday that McConnell will be in New York on Monday seeking his support.

This post was initially posted on Monday.