What is f---ing wrong with these people? They can't hit spell-check? Are these lawyers the stupidest? Are they the stupidest? — Donald Trump
What is f---ing wrong with these people? They can't hit spell-check? Are these lawyers the stupidest? Are they the stupidest? — Donald Trump
Trump erupted at his impeachment lawyer's typos, asking 'What is f---ing wrong with these people? They can't hit spell-check?' new book says
  • Trump erupted at his impeachment lawyers for making spelling mistakes in a legal brief.
  • "What is f---ing wrong with these people? They can't hit spell-check?" Trump vented.
  • The episode is detailed in a forthcoming book by journalist Michael Wolff.
Former President Donald Trump lost his temper at his impeachment lawyers for glaring spelling mistakes in a legal document submitted for his defense earlier this year, according to reporting in a new book by journalist Michael Wolff.

"What is f---ing wrong with these people? They can't hit spell-check?" Trump vented to his aides over the phone, Wolff reported.

"Are these lawyers the stupidest?" Trump continued. "Are they the stupidest?"

The typos in question came from the 14-page legal brief filed for Trump's second impeachment trial in the Senate in February. The document, which laid out Trump's defense against a charge of "incitement of insurrection," misspelled the United States at the top of the first page, addressing "members of the Unites States Senate." The same error was committed a second time on page nine.

The document also contained grammatical errors. In one line, Trump's lawyers accused the House of Representatives of "ignoring it own procedures."


The brief was not proofread and was filed in haste by Trump's lead impeachment lawyer, Bruce Castor, at 3:40 a.m. ahead of the trial, the book said.

Castor attempted to explain the flubs to Trump by claiming that: "Spell-check, Mr. President, doesn't pick up italicized words," according to the book.

Yet the mistakes sent Trump into a shouting fit, Wolff reported.

"What? That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard," Trump yelled. "Fix it! Get it back! Fix it! NOW!"
Read the full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-lawyer-typos-what-is-f-ing-wrong-these-people-2021-7