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Donald Trump gets mocked on Twitter for saying 'heel' instead of heal

Donald Trump gets mocked on Twitter for saying 'heel' instead of heal

Last weekend's violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, where one woman was killed in a vehicle rampage after bloody street battles, ratcheted up racial tensions already inflamed by white supremacist groups marching more openly in rallies across the United States.

President Donald Trump said in a deleted tweet that the country had been "divided for decade, but will come together again".

Thousands gathered as a counter movement to white nationalism when a so-called "Free Speech" rally was planned in Boston.

Merriam-Webster has also not missed the chance to take a jibe for Trump's tweet. tweeted out few definitions of the words pronounced the same heel.

Social media's favourite whipping boy found himself embroiled in another controversy after he failed to differentiate between "heal" and 'heel'.

"We must continue to come together, united as Americans!" she added.

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That tweet appeared to be quickly deleted, then posted again, then deleted again.

Mr. Trump tweeted his own reaction to the demonstrations, praising the Boston police force for being "tough and smart" in the face of what he called "many anti-police agitators". "Sometimes protest is needed in order to heel, and heel we will!"

Trump got the spelling right on the third try, which read, "Our great country has been divided for decades".

But what is dead may never die when it comes to the internet. Twitter users took quick screen grabs of it, of course.

However, spelling "heal" as "heel" twice in one sentence in two consecutive tweets was no oversight or a outcome of Twitter's limit on characters. "The concept is so foreign to him it might as well be a different language", House of Cards creator Beau Willimon tweeted.