Interesting article over on Bill Palmer’s Palmer Report page. While Trump was in Singapore, giving away the store to Kim and otherwise making America look ridiculous, he also notoriously tweeted about his own wonderfulness for getting a “Deal” with the North Koreans. Specifically, he wrote “The fact that I am having a meeting is a major loss for the U.S., say the haters & losers. We have our hostages, testing, research and all missle launches have stoped, and these pundits, who have called me wrong from the beginning, have nothing else they can say! We will be fine!”
This tweet has attracted the attention of many a late night talk show host for its sheer incoherence and many misspellings. But Mr. Palmer has another, and more disturbing take on it. He writes, “If you’ve closely watched Donald Trump’s tweets over the years, you’ve noticed that when it comes to spelling, he’s functionally illiterate. Every time he makes a spelling error that also happens to be some other correctly spelled word, such as ‘to’ instead of ‘too,’ or ‘hear by’ instead of ‘hereby,’ autocorrect fails to fix it, and we see the humorous results. This tells us that he’s basically spelling everything wrong, and that the rest is getting cleaned up by autocorrect. There is virtually no way that Trump could have typed ‘missle’ and ‘stoped’ without autocorrect automatically fixing it for him. This means they were spelled wrong on purpose, and then changed back to being incorrect after autocorrect fixed them.”
Which means, he argues, that Trump is no longer even writing his own tweets. Rather, someone else is doing so, and deliberately throwing in misspellings, typos, and grammatical errors to make it look as though they were Trump originals.
And then Mr. Palmer asks his most unsettling question. If Trump isn’t writing these things, who is? Or, to put it another way, who is really running things in Washington? Indeed, is anyone in charge?
There is no way at the moment of confirming or denying Mr. Palmer’s thesis that there’s a ghost-tweeter or -tweeters somewhere in the background. But you have to admit, it is an intriguing theory.
And if it is true…
Then it ought to scare the living crap out of all of us.