Donald Trump is having a really bad weekend. First Ann Coulter viciously attacked him for caving on his border wall. Then on Sunday evening, two Fox News hosts attacked Trump, prompting him to fire back accordingly. In the process, Trump’s Twitter antics got so out of control, he ended up dragging some random women into the fray.
After Fox News unloaded on Donald Trump, here’s what he tweeted in response, and note how he spelled the names of the hosts: “Never thought I’d say this but I think @johnrobertsFox and @JillianTurner @FoxNews have even less understanding of the Wall negotiations than the folks at FAKE NEWS CNN & NBC! Look to final results! Don’t know how my poll numbers are so good, especially up 19% with Hispanics?”
That’s right, there is no “Jillian Turner” on Fox News. Instead he meant Gillian Turner, whose account is @GillianHTurner on Twitter. After a few minutes Trump deleted the tweet and tried again, but not before briefly dragging @JillianTurner into the mix. Who is she? Well, she only has a couple hundred followers, so she’s obviously not a public figure. In response, she tweeted a screen capture of Trump’s errant tweet, and added “SO THAT HAPPENED.” She then said “I’m lowkey kinda pissed.” Can anyone blame her?
This isn’t the first time Donald Trump has made such a basic mistake. During the midterm elections his attempted endorsements resulted in a number of incorrect people being tagged as if they were candidates, including a television actor and a martial arts instructor. Before that, he tagged the wrong “Ivanka” while trying to reference his daughter. What we can’t figure here is why Trump simply guessed that Gillian Turner’s Twitter username was @JillianTurner without even looking at it first. He’s getting even sloppier than usual.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report