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Only in America: Trump misuses the word ‘consensual’ – yes, really

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The US President – who is currently facing allegations of sexual assault and harassment – confused the words “consensual” and “consequential” when posting an excerpt from a recent newspaper opinion piece praising his presidency on Twitter this week.

Trump quickly replaced the tweet with a new post using “consequential”, but many Twitter users had already gleefully spotted the error.

“Given that 54% of the population voted for somebody else and 35% approve of you right now, I’d check my dictionary definition of “consensual” if I were you,” one user posted.

Of course, it’s not the first time that Trump has proved he can’t use spellcheck – his infamous “covfefe” Tweet made worldwide headlines last year.

But given the complaints against him, we have to agree with another user:

“I don’t think anybody’s ever assumed Donald Trump knows what consensual means.”

Lauren Broomham

Lauren is a journalist for villages.com.au, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.


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