- Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
The White House released a statement on Thursday that made English lovers everywhere facepalm.
The statement was released as President Donald Trump touted his promise to slash regulations on federal agencies.
Check out the first line in the statement:
— David Freddoso (@freddoso) December 14, 2017
“We will get rid of the redundancy and duplication that wastes your time and your money.” – President Donald J. Trump
The quote is from a speech Trump gave on June 9, and it was unintentionally hilarious then, too.
“Redundancy” and “duplication” mean the same thing, making the appearance of both of those words, well … redundant.
While the irony may have been lost on the White House, it didn’t escape Twitter users, who gave Trump another round of mocking for his linguistic slip-up.
Clearly he vetted this with the Department of Redundancy Department.
— Bruce Mirken (@BruceMirken) December 14, 2017
Concise, succinct, brief, short and to the point.
— Joe Barnathan (@EojNahtanrab) December 14, 2017
— Dave Clark (@DaveClark_AFP) December 14, 2017
And when the dictionary calls you out, you know you messed up:
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) December 14, 2017