President Donald Trump wants to make America great again — but not “too great.”
The White House made an unfortunate grammatical blunder in aposter sold by the Library of Congress that is billed as “[capturing] the essence of Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency of the United States.”
The poster features a smiling Trump, with superimposed text: “No dream is too big, no challenge is to great. Nothing we want for the future is beyond our reach.”
“To great” should read as “too great.”
The Library of Congress didn’t produce the poster but was selling it for $16.95 until social media users pointed out the error Sunday evening. The page selling the print was removed Sunday, The Hill reported.
(Print was not made, but is sold by the Library) pic.twitter.com/2527ojaxCP
— Thomas C. Theiner (@noclador) February 13, 2017
The Department of Education also received the Twitter treatment over the weekend after it misspelled W.E.B. DuBois’ last name, and then again misspelled his name in its apology.
In a tribute to the civil rights activist and educator, the department tweeted Sunday morning: “Education must not simply teach work — it must teach life. — W.E.B. DeBois”
In a second tweet, the department attempted to apologize: “Post updated — our deepest apologizes for the earlier typo.” While the initial tweet misspelling DuBois’ name still appears on the department’s Twitter, the second, which used “apologizes” instead of “apologies,” has been replaced with the correct word.
The gaffe came just days after Betsy DeVos, the controverial new secretary of education, was confirmed by the Senate, and prompted the hashtag #deptofedtypos, to which Twitter users added to other historical gaffes:
— Hot Carl Murphy (@hotcarlmurphy) February 12, 2017
I could not tell a lie. Jorge Washington #DeptofEdTypos
— Not a #BadDude (@WordsWithJoe) February 13, 2017
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm Y #DeptofEdTypos
— James Martin (@NumerousAnimals) February 12, 2017