The sloppiness and inattention to detail that characterizes Republican-controlled Washington manifested themselves again as House Republicans managed to misspell State Of The Union on the Trump SOTU tickets.
Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted out the ticket:
Looking forward to tomorrow’s State of the Uniom. pic.twitter.com/xdBUU3Pvo5
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 29, 2018
MSNBC’s Deadline: White House discussed the sloppiness:
There is no excuse for this type of mistake, but these errors are a daily event in Trump’s Washington. White House press releases routinely contain spelling error and names spelled incorrectly. There is a daily attitude from the top down in the White House that no one cares about getting the details right.
It is a symptom of what is a much larger problem. It is the sort of attitude that allows for the passed of rushed and secret tax cut bill in a few weeks as no one in majority expresses any concern about the potential for unintended consequences. It is a president who is always unprepared and a danger in front of a live microphone and constantly changing policy positions that cause a government shutdown.
The American people should have zero confidence that this administration and the congressional majority would be able to handle a real crisis or a terrorist attack. These little errors that go unchecked all add up to an incompetent group of people who don’t give a damn.
If this trend continues into 2020, don’t be surprised if competence becomes a major issue in the next presidential election, because America deserves a president who will get the details right.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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