President Trump on Monday attempted to give Georgia Republican Karen Handel an assist ahead of Tuesday’s special election – but lost his grip on the correct spelling of the GOP candidate’s last name.
In his first draft of the tweet, Trump misspelled Handel’s last name: “Karen Handle’s opponent in #GA06 can’t even vote in the district he wants to represent . . .”
Karen *Handel pic.twitter.com/JYdmh2q8gG
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 19, 2017
Trump deleted the first tweet and eventually replaced it with the candidate’s correctly spelled last name.
Handel is facing Democrat Jon Ossoff on Tuesday in a special election for an open U.S. House seat vacated by current Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Tom Price.
Earlier in the day, Trump welcomed Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela to the White House.
While giving President Varela an introduction, President Trump appeared to pat himself on the back for the U.S. built Panama Canal, which opened in 1914, telling the Mr. Varela that the canal is “doing quite well” and that the U.S. “did a good job building it.”
“It’s our great honor to have President and Mrs. Varela from Panama,” Trump told reporters. “We have many things to discuss. We’re going to spend quite a bit of time today. The Panama Canal is doing quite well, I think we did a good job building it.”
“Right?” Trump said, turning to Varela. “Very good job.”