Have you ever been texting someone and spell-check either misses or misspells your word? Did the receiving person make a huge deal out of mistake and try to embarrass you? This is exactly the situation created by a recent article published by Allan Fallow.
In the article, Spelling’s not for eveyrone, Mr. Precedent, Fallow pokes fun at President Trump for misspelling a few words within a couple twitter tweets. Fallow exploits the President’s less than a dozen minor spelling errors and rashly reasons, ” If you can’t figure out the proper arrangement of 26 little letters, what does that say about your larger enterprise? “. However, I do not believe that Fallow actually knows the responsibilities of the President of the United States. President Trump is responsible for:
“for the execution and enforcement of the laws created by Congress. Fifteen executive departments — each led by an appointed member of the President’s Cabinet — carry out the day-to-day administration of the federal government. They are joined in this by other executive agencies such as the CIA and Environmental Protection Agency, the heads of which are not part of the Cabinet, but who are under the full authority of the President. The President also appoints the heads of more than 50 independent federal commissions, such as the Federal Reserve Board or the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as federal judges, ambassadors, and other federal offices. The Executive Office of the President (EOP) consists of the immediate staff to the President, along with entities such as the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of the United States Trade Representative.”
The President of the United States is a very busy person who is constantly bombarded with new assignments. If and when he makes a minor mistake, it must be understood. I agree that it is bad form to have the Commander in Chief of a country to have misspellings in their interaction with the public, however, Fallow is too harsh and too critical on the President.