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This Teacher Corrected The Grammar Of A Letter From Donald Trump And It's Hilarious


Oct. 14 2018, Updated 12:10 p.m. ET

Yvonne Mason is a 61-year-old former high school English teacher who retired in 2017. But she still keeps busy. A viral Facebook post from Mason shows that paper-grading is a fever you never recover from. Mason has written a letter to the White House requesting Donald Trump visit families affected by the Parkland shooting.

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“I had written to them in anger, to tell you the truth,” she told the New York Times. “I thought he owed it to these grieving families.”

She received a response, but says it in no way addressed any of the concerns she'd offered in her letter. Mason is a bit of a veteran letter writer, and has addressed her concerns through the mail to various government representatives. She says the replies have all struck a tone that made her think the writers were interested in what she had to say as a constituent.

So, Trump's letter failed to please. She got out her highlighter and pen and started marking away, writing things like, “Have y’all tried grammar & style check?” and “Federal is capitalized only when used as part of a proper noun," and “OMG this is WRONG!” 

That last one is something we're all regularly shouting.

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Then she took a picture for the enjoyment of her Facebook followers, and mailed it back to Trump.

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If there's one thing we know about the president, it's that he's very open to being corrected.

You can see all the many, many issues with the letter yourself, but only a teacher could be so thorough:

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Many people loved Mason's gumption, but lots of Trump supporters have piled on her. 

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She told the New York Times that she's gotten hundreds of messages, some from people offering her jobs as an editor, and some hateful, like a person who wrote she “must be a lonely bitter hag with a lot of cats."

But Mason doesn't care.

“Let them have their day, bless their little hearts,” she said. “They aren’t changing my mind.”

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This is definitely not the first time typos coming out of the White House, or directly from Trump, have gotten circulated widely on social media. It's kind of a constant issue, even when they're announcing something important:

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There are plenty of examples in Trump's own tweets:

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Did you spot it?

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In fact, the typos and mistakes are so bad, that even the Merriam-Webster is clowning him:

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And will we as a nation ever forget Covfefe?

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But a lot of the mistakes are worrying because they should have been cleared up by the fifth grade:

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It's even leaked into the Department of Education, who are seen here honoring Mr. DuBois with the wrong name spelling:

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Though they apologized. With another typo.

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This is the best the president can do, folks.

So get your highlighters out.

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