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‘Hamberders and covfefe’: Trump’s latest misspelling amuses social media

The US president had laid on a fast food feast for a champion college American football team.

Donald Trump was widely ridiculed on social media on Tuesday after misspelling the word “hamburgers” while boasting about an event at the White House.

The US president was hoping to describe the fast-food feast he put on for the Clemson Tigers, a college American football team who won the national championship, but overlooked his spelling of the key ingredient.

“Great being with the National Champion Clemson Tigers last night at the White House,” Mr Trump wrote.

“Because of the Shutdown I served them massive amounts of Fast Food (I paid), over 1000 hamberders etc. Within one hour, it was all gone. Great guys and big eaters!”

Trump’s gaffe was met with plenty of mocking on Twitter, with actor Stephen Mangan one of the first to notice the error.

Meanwhile, comedy writer Nick Pappas suggested a definition for the new word.

“Hamberder (n) – Like a hamburger, but served by an idiot who believes college athletes don’t deserve respect,” he wrote.

Others found ways to integrate the mistake into pre-existing pop-culture references such as The Simpsons’ steamed hams skit, as well as a scene from the Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction.

Some even found a way of combining a previous invention of Mr Trump’s with his most recent effort.

“Hamberders and a cup of covfefe,” wrote American humourist Peter Sagal.

In May 2017, Mr Trump shared a late-night tweet which read: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe” before attempting to style the error out by posting: “Who can figure out the true meaning of “covfefe”??? Enjoy!”

This is far from the first time Mr Trump’s spelling has let him down on social media.

Perhaps most famously, he wrote that Democrats could not find a “smocking gun” two times in one tweet when denying collusion between his election campaign and Russian agents.

“‘Democrats can’t find a Smocking Gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia after James Comey’s testimony. No Smocking Gun…No Collusion.’ @FoxNews That’s because there was NO COLLUSION. So now the Dems go to a simple private transaction, wrongly call it a campaign contribution,…” he tweeted in December 2018.

Other errors include misspelling “counsel” as “councel”, confusing the word “lose” for “loose” and “role” for “roll”.

Many social media users have grown so used to such occurrences that the trending of an unusual word is often enough to signify the president’s involvement.

“It’s sad that when I opened Twitter I knew why Hamberders was trending without reading my timeline,” tweeted comedian Tony Posnaski.

Mr Trump’s “hamberders” tweet was liked 47,000 times in two hours after he posted it.

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