'Devin Nunez' Trends After Trump Misspells Republican Rep.'s Name While Trying to Promote 'Political Scandal' Book

"Devin Nunez," the misspelled name of Republican Representative Devin Nunes, was trending on Twitter on Tuesday morning after President Donald Trump made the typo in a tweet promoting a new book about the congressman.

"A great new book just out, 'The Plot Against the President. The True Story Of How Congressman Devin Nunez Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal In U.S. History,'" Trump tweeted, butchering Nunes' last name. "Shows very bad and corrupt people on the other side. Check it out!"

Twitter users quickly noticed the typo and mocked Trump.

"Who is this Devin Nunez fellow?" Vox journalist Aaron Rupar tweeted, along with a screenshot of Trump's post.

Who is this Devin Nunez fellow? pic.twitter.com/TrUoKBhN0R

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 29, 2019

The book, released Tuesday, by investigative journalist Lee Smith who had access to Nunes, exposes "the deep state operation against the president—and the American people," according to a summary of the book on Amazon.

According to Smith, popular opinion is that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election but it was not Moscow, but the "deep state" targeting Trump and Americans, that did the real damage. Nunes, who was chairman of the House Intelligence Committee at the time, "uncovered the operation to bring down the commander-in-chief," the summary states.

Anti-Trump activist Majid M. Padellan pointed out the pattern of words trending on Twitter after Trump misspells them.

"Raise your hand if you saw 'Devin Nunez' trending, and IMMEDIATELY knew trump had misspelled the name of one of his MAIN and most pathetic flunkies," Padellan tweeted.

Raise your hand if you saw "Devin Nunez" trending, and IMMEDIATELY knew trump had misspelled the name of one of his MAIN and most pathetic flunkies (after Lapdog Lindsey and Rudy Colludy, that is).🖐️

— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) October 29, 2019

A Twitter user shared a photo of Trump appearing to yell at a boy mowing a lawn and captioned it, "Are you Devin Nunez."

Are you Devin Nunez pic.twitter.com/CesOGbmONL

— DKT (@darleneturner53) October 29, 2019

Another Twitter user mocked Trump by mispelling the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden's name. "So Devin Nunez and Ben Laden walk into a bar....#politics," the Twitter user wrote.

So Devin Nunez and Ben Laden walk into a bar....#politics

— Big Rick (@RichardMulholla) October 29, 2019

Movie writer and director Bob Akins tweeted that Nunes should not feel bad because Trump has mistakenly called his wife Melania Trump the wrong name as well. "Before Devin Nunez cries too hard that his supreme leader doesn't know his name, he might remember that Donald calls his wife 'Melanie,'" Akins wrote.

Before Devin Nunez cries too hard that his supreme leader doesn't know his name, he might remember that donald calls his wife 'Melanie'

— Bob X Akins (@bobxakins) October 29, 2019

New York Daily News reporter Chris Sommerfeldt shared a screenshot of the president's Nunez tweet as well as another that morning in which he misspelled "opposite" as "oppidite."

"Nervous Nancy Pelosi is doing everything possible to destroy the Republican Party. Our Polls show that it is going to be just the oppidite," the president tweeted." Trump deleted that tweet and reposted it with "opposite" spelled correctly.

Two typos before noon from the leader of the free world.

“Just the oppidite”

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“Devin Nunez” pic.twitter.com/hToOxe4fYV

— Chris Sommerfeldt (@C_Sommerfeldt) October 29, 2019

Trump often deletes tweets with typos and resends them corrected, but as of publication time for this story, he had not deleted his "Nunez" tweet. Nunes also had not tweeted about the misspelling of his name.

"Devin Nunez" had more than 11,800 mentions on Twitter, while "oppidite" had more than 5,100 mentions.

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House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) speaks to reporters during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol March 22, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty