Donald Trump's 'Smocking Gun' Tweet Mocked by Merriam-Webster: 'Spellcheck Can't Save You'

President Donald Trump slammed Democrats and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation in a tweet Monday morning, stating there was no "smocking" gun. It didn't take long for the error—made twice in a single post—to catch the attention of Merriam-Webster dictionary.

"Democrats can't find a Smocking Gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia after James Comey's testimony. No Smocking Gun...No Collusion,' @FoxNews," Trump tweeted. "That's because there was NO COLLUSION. So now the Dems go to a simple private transaction, wrongly call it a campaign contribution."

The president meant to write "smoking" in a repeat of his frequent claim that there is no smoking gun, or conclusive evidence of a crime, to be found in Mueller's investigation of possible collusion between the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and the Russian government, as well as alleged campaign finance violations. Because "smocking" is a word—just not the one Trump intended—a spellchecker would not catch it.

Merriam-Webster did not mention Trump in its response but sent a tweet with the definition of "smocking" that was clearly directed at the president.

"Today in Spellcheck Can't Save You: 'Smocking' is a type of embroidery made of many small folds sewn into place," the dictionary tweeted.

Whether due to autocorrect or not, Trump frequently misspells words and people's names on Twitter, often failing to correct his mistakes. Trump was mocked by many social media users before the dictionary's tweet.

One Twitter user pointed out that "Trump has a history of smocking" and included a screenshot of a tweet from the president in August making the same mistake. Trump appears to have deleted that tweet and reposted it with one stating "smoking" gun shortly after.

Trump's tweet on Monday seemed to refer to a Fox News host's comment that Democrats "can't find a smoking gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia."

The president on his Twitter feed Monday continued with another point about the "simple private transaction" that Democrats "wrongly" called a campaign contribution.

"It was not (but even if it was, it is only a CIVIL CASE, like Obama's - but it was done correctly by a lawyer and there would not even be a fine. Lawyer's liability if he made a mistake, not me)," Trump tweeted. "Cohen just trying to get his sentence reduced. WITCH HUNT!"

Trump's former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen in August pleaded guilty to eight criminal counts and directly implicated the president in the campaign finance law violations. The campaign finance violations were linked to payments Cohen made to adult film star Stormy Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, to keep the women silent on alleged affairs they had with Trump.

Federal prosecutors in in the Southern District of New York last Friday filed documents recommending that Cohen serve a "substantial" prison term of 51 to 63 months, and stating that he violated campaign finance laws at the direction of "Individual-1," which matches Trump.

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President Donald Trump takes a question as he speaks during a press conference on February 16, 2017, at the White House in Washington, D.C. Trump made a typo by tweeting "smocking gun" instead of "smoking gun." NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
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