Trump administration 0-for-3 on typos

Library of Congress pulls Trump Inauguration poster after typo discovered

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After a typo in the official Donald Trump Inauguration poster went viral, the Library of Congress pulled it from their online shop’s website.

But Library of Congress communications director Gayle Osterberg told NBC6/FOX33 the typo was in the marketing materials rather than the actual poster.

The 8" X 10" print of Trump that was showcased on the Library of Congress’s website for $16.95, included a quote from the president — but misspelled “too” as “to.”

“No dream is too big, no challenge is to great. Nothing we want for the future is beyond our reach,” the quote on the poster read.

Osterberg said the page selling the print was removed Sunday evening, though social media users continued to have a heyday pointing out the error.

She claimed the error wasn’t in the actual poster, but instead was in the promotional materials depicting it, and the library took the fall for the mistake in the statement below:

“The 2017 Inauguration Commemorative poster was advertised on the Library of Congress Shop site using a promotional image that contained a spelling error.

The Library regrets that its staff did not catch the error in the marketing materials for the poster, which were provided by the third-party vendor that created the product. 

 The poster itself does not contain the error. 

Individuals who ordered the item based on the incorrect marketing materials may cancel their orders by calling customer service at (888) 682-3557.”

Unfortunately, the typo was neither the first, nor the worst, for the new administration on Sunday – earlier in the day, the Department of Education misspelled author and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois’s name “W.E.B. De Bois in a tweet:

Although the Tweet was updated with Du Bois’ name spelled correctly, the whole episode went further south when, after learning of the mistake, the Department of Education’s anonymous Tweetmeister attempted to apologize for the error, but misused the word  "apologizes" instead of "apologies.”

 

The second Tweet was caught and corrected early, but not soon enough to escape Tweet watchers. 


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