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A Typo Basically Made Sean Spicer's Tweet About Rex Tillerson More Truthful Than Intended

A Typo Basically Made Sean Spicer's Tweet About Rex Tillerson More Truthful Than Intended
Updated 2 months ago

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tried to give a positive send off to recently fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Twitter, but it didn't go as planned... or did it? 

With one minor typo, Spicer's message took a severe turn:

Secretary Tillerson is a true patriot that has severed our nation well. Thank you for serving. Mike Pompeo will be an outstanding Secretary of State - the Senate should act swiftly to confirm him 

We can only assume Spicer meant to say, “served our nation,” but Twitter users were wondering. 

Maybe the slip wasn't really a slip at all:

Others tried to persuade the man who hid in the bushes to give up the dream that Trump was coming back for him:

But in the end, everyone agreed "severed" was the correct word choice:

But there was one puzzling question:

Why didn't Spicer delete the tweet and start again?

An hour later, Spicer corrected his typo... but still didn't take the original tweet down:

A Twitter user went ahead and fixed the tweet for Spicer:

It's been a while since Spicer has had much attention, and this tweet received nearly four times his usual likes.

Let's give him this moment in the sun!