Donald Trump's lawyer has 'President' spelled wrong in very first sentence of his Comey testimony response

The internet went wild speculating about the word 'predisent'

Clark Mindock
New York
Friday 09 June 2017 01:10 BST
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Donald Trump’s legal team have unleashed the fury of internet jokes and trolls onto themselves after releasing a typo-riddled letter defending the President over former FBI Director's James Comey's testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

“I am Marc Kasowitz, Predisent Trump’s personal lawyer,” the letter began.

The internet was delighted with the mistake. The Twitter joke spigot had been opened.

While many simply rejoiced in the latest typo to embarrass the President, others took it further, developing theories as to what the true implications of such an error could mean coming from a man who graduated from Cornell Law School where he served as editor of the Cornell Law Review.

Theories proliferated: Was it actually an ingenious bit of legal work to give him an out should the heat in the metaphorical kitchen get too hot? Was it Marc Kasowitz’s absurd way to protect the president by trying to inject a small clerical error that could bring the whole case for impeachment down.

As it turns out, other elements of the letter had some errors. Mr Kasowitz and his team went beyond misspelling the title of his highest profile, and most powerful client. He inexplicably added two periods to the end of a sentence toward the bottom. He skipped putting spaces between words.

The real circumstance surrounding Mr Kasowitz’s many mistakes on Mr Trump’s important day may never be known, but he has certainly shown himself to be able to write a typo-free document. A review of his official biography on his law firm’s website by the Independent found zero typos there. That site, in a section dedicated to Mr Kasowitz’s professional accomplishments, his highest honor was listed right at top: Representing “President Donald J. Trump in a wide range of litigation matters for over 15 years.”

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