Trump makes 3 spelling mistakes in one tweet, mocked

Washington: Donald Trump, aspiring to be the next American president, has been left red-faced after making three spelling mistakes in one tweet with the twitterati mocking him for his gaffe.

In a tweet criticising his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, Trump wrote, “Hillary Clinton should not be given national security briefings in that she is a lose cannon with extraordinarily bad judgement and insticts.”

Trump’s tweet echoed a statement made by Clinton in May, when she called him an “unqualified loose cannon”.

Twitter users were quick to point out the three spelling mistakes in his short tweet — ‘lose’ instead of ‘loose’, ‘insticts’ instead of ‘instincts’, and ‘judgement’ instead of the correct US spelling of the word ‘judgment’.

“Three out of 21 words in this tweet are misspelled,” wrote journalist Olivia Nuzzi.

“Make America Spell Again @realDonaldTrump,” tweeted another user.

This is not the first time the Republican presidential nominee has misspelled words or made typos on the social network.

“Every poll said I won the debate last night. Great honer!” he wrote in February, in a tweet that has since been deleted after people pointed out the correct spelling was ‘honor’.