US President Donald Trump has been mocked on social media for misspelling the word chief.
The error came in a Twitter post in which the president claimed to be quoting his country's chief hostage negotiator.
“President Donald J. Trump is the greatest hostage negotiator that I know of in the history of the United States.
“20 hostages, many in impossible circumstances, have been released in last two years. No money was paid."
He then attributed the quote to the:
“Cheif Hostage Negotiator, USA!"
No one is certain who that is.
@realDonaldTrump How much you want to bet Trump just made this up and the guy doesn’t even exist! This is probably… https://t.co/qyydLP86Mk— Ryan Hill (@Ryan Hill)1556278448.0
I don’t understand. I’ve tried it twice now. When I type “cheif” my device either autocorrects the spelling error o… https://t.co/jMMMWxL4XP— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa Milano)1556286008.0
If you are waking up and wondering why “Cheif” is trending... It’s because Donald Trump is a fucking dumbass who can’t spell Chief.— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1556279832.0
The error prompted a string of jokes.
"Donald Trump is the greatest hostage negotiator in the history of the United States, believe me." - Ronald Grump… https://t.co/JiEqK8F96T— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin)1556285995.0
Opens Twitter, sees “Cheif” trending & knows why without even looking https://t.co/jxwulNHYsn— TrivWorks (@TrivWorks)1556288370.0
*sees Cheif trending* Me: Oh God he did it again, didn't he?.. *checks hashtag thread* Yep... https://t.co/Lp04cwns7Y— Nicole Joy (@Nicole Joy)1556284679.0
Unlike a Monday, if you wait long enough, on a Friday -- everything seems to fall right into place! 🏎 🏎 🏎 🍩 🏎… https://t.co/jmsyb3qWt8— Tom Hall ☘ (@Tom Hall ☘)1556286997.0
Hail to the Cheif he’s the one we all say hail to https://t.co/THL4Gq0K1Z— ShashiChi (@ShashiChi)1556280278.0
Nick Jack Pappas said:
“No wonder Trump served fast food at the White House. The chefs were being held hostage."
@realDonaldTrump No wonder Trump served fast food at the White House. The chefs were being held hostage.— Nick Jack Pappas (@Nick Jack Pappas)1556279289.0
The Commander-in-Cheif is at it again. Trump is holding the English language hostage and we should pay whatever it… https://t.co/8GsYzqSkoQ— Nick Jack Pappas (@Nick Jack Pappas)1556280971.0
In a reference to a past typo by the president, Morten Overbye tweeted:
@realDonaldTrump Cheif Covfefe. https://t.co/s3nnW3fGLc— Morten Øverbye (@Morten Øverbye)1556279648.0
German football club Schalke 04 tweeted a picture of their American midfielder Weston McKennie, labeling him:
“Cheif Baller, USA!"
Cheif Baller, USA! https://t.co/uCUoA4Swli— Schalke 04 USA🇺🇸 (@Schalke 04 USA🇺🇸)1556281842.0
Cheif was trending on Twitter in both the UK and the US after the president made the spelling error.