Donald Trump did not become President of the United States by minding his grammar on Twitter. That’s a known fact and, while easy to mock, ultimately fine. However, it’s a bad look on the White House when official letters come packed with grammar errors. Recently, Yvonne Mason, a retired English teacher from South Carolina, got a letter from The Donald himself so rife with mistakes that she couldn’t resist the temptation to mark it up and send it back — as you do if you’re an English teacher.
Got a letter from Mr. Trump. Will be returning it tomorrow.
After the Parkland shooting in February, Mason wrote the president a letter regarding her concerns about the event and violence in schools. What she got back was signed by Trump, sure, but likely written by a low-level staffer. How that person managed to wrangle such a high-power role while writing like a flailing middle schooler remains unclear, but Mason, a true teacher at hearts, was there to help. She noted the flubs, malapropisms, and repetitious passages and declared that if the president were in middle school, she’d “give it a C or C-plus.”
“When you get letters from the highest level of government, you expect them to be at least mechanically correct,” told members of the press after the incident.
Apparently, Mason is in need of a refresher class in American politics.