That headline is a play on the line that’s almost always delivered fairly early in the annual presidential address to a joint session of Congress. Typically, the president will say something along the lines of, “The state of the Union is ‘strong,’” or some other modifier designed to make everyone feel great about the direction in which our nation is headed.
The blue tickets read:
115th Congress Address to the Congress on the State of the Uniom President Donald J. Trump
It’s the kind of typo that should never, ever happen. But I work in digital and given the number of words produced every day, I know all too well that typos will happen.
CBS News pointed out the error wasn’t made by the Trump Administration, but rather the sergeant at arms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The classic response when such an error occurs is generally some snide question about spellcheck. Spellcheck should have caught this, unless the printing program that composed the tickets didn’t have a spellcheck option.
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