Yvonne Mason, a South Carolina school teacher, received a letter from President Donald Trump and it was riddled with mistakes.
Redundancies. Faulty capitalisation. Lack of clarity and specificity.
“I have never, ever, received a letter with this many silly mistakes,” Mason said.
So Mrs Mason corrected the writing with red pen and returned it back to the White House. She dinged the Trump letter particularly for repeatedly capitalising “nation,” “federal,” “president” and “state,” turning these common nouns into proper nouns.
A photo of Mason’s corrections has been widely shared on social media.
“When you get letters from the highest level of government, you expect them to be at least mechanically correct,” Mason said.
Mason recognises that the form letter she received from the president was very likely written by a staff member, not Trump, though the letter does include Trump’s signature. It came in reply to a letter she’d written about the Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida.