During Wednesday’s edition of Inside Politics, host John King mocked President Trump for a series of spelling errors in two early morning tweets and suggested that “the President of the United States needs supervision.”
In those tweets, President Trump quoted an article from Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz arguing that the President was correct to assert that the Special Counsel should not have been appointed. President Trump misspelled the word “counsel” three times, using the spelling “council” instead. He also misspelled the word “whether,” instead spelling it “wether.”
When CNN Senior Political Reporter Nia-Malika Henderson suggested that the tweets served as proof that “the President is on a branding campaign when it comes to Bob Mueller and this investigation,” King argued that “he also brands himself when he does this.” King argued that the President did not brand himself as “an example to our children” and for the country. King then opined while displaying the tweets: “That’s horrible… I assume he knows better. He says he went to the best schools. I assume he can spell, I assume he knows basic grammar but that is just rage.”
King then mocked the President for watching cable television and reiterated the talking point that the White House resembles an adult day care center: “He’s sitting there in what they jokingly call executive time in the morning, watching cable television, nobody around him. I guess, I’m about to say the President of the United States needs supervision.”
King’s remarks about President Trump’s spelling errors harken back to the 1990s when Vice President Dan Quayle misspelled the word potato, spelling it with an “e” on the end. Quayle’s spelling mishap became a punch line in media circles.
While the liberal media made hay out of Quayle's error, the real reason they disliked him stemmed from a 1992 speech where he suggested that TV shows promoting single motherhood such as Murphy Brown might not have a positive effect on society: “It doesn't help matters when prime time TV has Murphy Brown – a character who supposedly epitomizes today's intelligent, highly paid, professional woman – mocking the importance of fathers, by bearing a child alone, and calling it just another 'lifestyle choice.'” It did not take long for the feminists in the media to rush to Murphy Brown’s defense, completely dismissing Quayle’s argument that two-parent households tend to produce more successful children than single-parent households.
The media desperately wants history to repeat itself. They feel that their attacks on Quayle for his misspelling of potato and Murphy Brown speech paid off handsomely in the 1992 presidential election. Needless to say, the liberal media will aim for similar results in the 2020 presidential election.
NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON: People like Jeff Flake talking about the "I" word, impeachment, that could be a possibility if he moves forward. Lindsey Graham sounding pretty tough as well, not surprising that they have sounded tough but certainly surprising that Mitch McConnell used that specific phrase "credibility" because as you said, the President is on a branding campaign when it comes to Bob Mueller and this investigation. That's what he does, he brands things.
JOHN KING: He also brands, he also brands himself when he does this. I, put the tweet back up there. He brands himself, he does this. I hate to do this, he's the President of the United States, whether you agree or disagree, he's supposed to be an example to our children, to our, for our country. That's horrible. That's horrible. That is, he has to, I assume he knows better. He says he went to the best schools. I assume he can spell, I assume he knows basic grammar but that is just rage. It's just, he's sitting there in what they jokingly call executive time in the morning, watching cable television, nobody around him. I guess, I'm about to say the President of the United States needs supervision?