Donald Trump has got a lot on his plate at the moment. After all, using racist language to publicly attack four congresswomen isn't something that anyone is going to forget in a hurry.
With this in mind, you'd think that the president would want to steer clear of any further ridicule or criticism while he is waiting for this storm to blow over.
Unfortunately for him, that wasn't the case following his press conference on Monday, where it appeared that the president didn't know how to spell the name of the terrorist organisation Al Qaeda.
In a photograph of his notes for the speech, where he would falsely claim that congresswoman Ilhan Omar had made comments praising Al Qaeda, it was revealed that Trump actually spells the name of the group as 'Alcaida'.
Washington Post photographer Jabin Botsford captured the images and shared them on Twitter, with the words 'some people' also written in bold lettering at the top of the page.
@realDonaldTrump notes today on @AOC and @IlhanMN flipped and rotated #for your viewing pleasure. https://t.co/42sdbsRivQ— Jabin Botsford (@Jabin Botsford) 1563220221
To give Trump the benefit of the doubt, the spelling of Al Qaeda was probably phonetic, so he knew how to pronounce it properly, and 'some people' is more than likely a reference to Omar's comments about the 9/11 attackers from earlier this year.
Trump, who was supposed to be making a speech about the American manufacturing industry at the event, soon found his unique spelling of Al Qaeda to be the source of widespread mockery.
Trump thinks Al Qaeda is spelled "Alcaida” https://t.co/YSnX9QmnTm— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1563221167
On the top of this large-font list of stupid and dishonest soundbites, Trump hand-wrote two reminders: "ALCAIDA" "… https://t.co/HgjGb3gUwh— Max Kennerly (@Max Kennerly) 1563221682
Is it too much to ask to have a President who knows how to spell, in any variation, al-Qaeda? There are numerous wa… https://t.co/532JELNN8Y— Garrett M. Graff (@Garrett M. Graff) 1563221975
I think "al-Qaeda" is spelled out phonetically here as "ALCAIDA" so President Trump can be induced to pronounce it… https://t.co/9Wuga0k5lG— Tim O'Brien (@Tim O'Brien) 1563220885
@jabinbotsford @AOC @IlhanMN Rex Tillerson was right. Trump is a fucking moron.— Ron Waxman 🏳️🌈 (@Ron Waxman 🏳️🌈) 1563221170
Trump has since doubled down on his comments about the four women, which also include Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley. On Monday, he said:
As far as I’m concerned, if you hate our country, if you’re not happy here, you can leave. It doesn’t concern me because many people agree with me.
All I’m saying, they want to leave, they can leave. Now, it doesn’t say leave forever. It says leave if you want.