Covfefe redux: Donald Trump misspells 'heal' twice on Twitter

Claudine Rigal
Août 21, 2017

During yesterday's controversial free speech rally in Boston (and the counter-protest that ultimately broke it up), Twitter was alive with on-the-scene reports.

In his third attempt, the president of the country managed to tell Americans to just come together and "heal".

The rally came a week after a gathering of hate groups led to bloodshed in Charlottesville, Virginia.

With thousands of people joining forces to protest a white nationalism march through Boston, it was only a matter of time before Trump made a statement via Twitter.

Hours earlier Donald Trump had reacted to footage of the largely anti-fascist crowds in Boston by tweeting: "Looks like many anti-police agitators in Boston".

Later Saturday afternoon, Boston's police department tweeted that protesters were throwing bottles, urine and rocks at them and asked people publicly to refrain from doing so.

He tweeted on Saturday, "Our great country has been divided for decade, but it will come together again.Sometimes protest is needed in order to heel, and heel we will!" Police are looking tough and smart!

In contrast, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh thanked the "people who came out to share that message of love not hate; to fight back against racism; to fight back against anti-Semitism; to fight back against white supremacy". Please leave the sticks & stones at home.

Her remarks followed rallies at Boston Common park and Google's corporate campus in NY which saw thousands of activists shouting anti-Nazi chants and carrying signs that read "racism is not patriotism" and "white nationalism is terrorism".

One of the planned speakers of the conservative activist rally said the event "fell apart".

Some counter-protesters dressed entirely in black and wore bandannas over their faces.

It's a great feeling watching Nazis and white supremacists fail.

"That was never the intention", he said. "And we have no intention of violence".

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