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:
*severed* our nation well - yes, yes he did. Freudian slip Sean strikes again.— FruitKace🌈 (@KaceCrawford) March 13, 2018
Others tried to persuade the man who hid in the bushes to give up the dream that Trump was coming back for him:
Why does it seem like Spicer keeps wanting to work for Trump? I used to think he could do better.— matt williams (@mateo_dw) March 14, 2018
Sean you don’t have to do this anymore. The mean man can’t yell at you— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) March 13, 2018
Somewhere Sean Spicer rocks in the fetal position clad only in a bunny suit.— Molly Jong🌨Fast (@MollyJongFast) March 13, 2018
But in the end, everyone agreed "severed" was the correct word choice:
He has done more to Sever the nation than any Sec. of State in his short tenure. Tillerson, hollowed out the State Dept diplomatic corps; failed to spend any of the $120 million allocated by Congress to combat foreign efforts to influence U.S. elections. #WhosProtectingTheNation— Michel O'Hara (@micheloh62) March 13, 2018
I agree agree with you Sean; Rex has severely severed this country as so the rest of this administration.— Marnel (@HerbertfromNYC) March 13, 2018
Atleast he’s being honest this time: our nation is being “severed”.— SS7019 (@sharmila819) March 13, 2018
But there was one puzzling question:
Why didn't Spicer delete the tweet and start again?
Still can't believe you haven't taken this down after ALL of the people telling you about your spelling error. Oh, you don't need to do this anymore Spicey!— Michelle Meazell (@steadythere) March 13, 2018
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!
H/T: Huffington Post