Jimmy Kimmel Mocks 'Dumb' Donald Trump's Bad Spelling: 'A Lot of People Can't Spell,' But They're Not President

Council. Councel. Counsel. One of these is the right spelling for “special counsel,” but President Donald Trump doesn’t know it.

Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live honed in on Trump’s poor spelling in his often rambling tweets. “I know a lot of people can’t spell, but a lot of people aren’t president,” the ABC late-night host quipped.

On Wednesday, Trump went on another Twitter spree about the special counsel investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

He tweeted:

But, as Kimmel pointed out, counsel is spelled wrong. Trump repeatedly spells it as “council.”

“The president’s nubby little fingers must have been going so fast, he made some mistakes,” deduced Kimmel.

But it wasn’t just counsel that was spelled incorrectly. An earlier version of the tweet spelled “whether” as “wether.” Trump deleted and reposted the tweet with the correct spelling—though counsel remained misspelled. “They still haven’t corrected the spelling of ‘counsel.’ I guess he wants to show his base he won’t be swayed by a bunch of left-wing, liberal dictionaries,” Kimmel joked.

"If you're wondering whether our president is crazy or just dumb—people have been saying, 'I don't know if he's crazy or dumb'—dumb just won another round," said Kimmel.

Kimmel and his team combed through the archives and found that Trump has “had a lot of trouble in the past with that word.”

On May 8 last year, Trump spelled counsel “council,” but later corrected the tweet. 10 days later, May 18, he spelled it “councel,” and again later deleted and corrected his message. Trump misspelled it again on July 22, but didn’t correct himself:

“A leader who cannot spell is potentially dangerous,” Kimmel told his audience. “What if he gets hungry and he thinks he’s sending a text and instead he tweets, ‘Preparing to order LAUNCH. Maybe we’ll get some Chinese!’ We could wind up at war with China. If only there was a program on our phones that told us when we misspelled something.”

Earlier in March, Trump misspelled Alec Baldin as “Alex Baldwin” and dying as “dieing” in a tweet that went viral.

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