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People Are Furious Over Trump's Typo In His Tribute Tweet To Phyllis Schlafly

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump did his very best to honor the late Phyllis Schlafly in a tweet on Tuesday morning.

His very best was (shockingly) not enough.

Instead of tweeting a tribute to Phyllis Schlafly, Trump tweeted a tribute to “Phillies Schlafly.”

Schlafly was a conservative leader for decades. She campaigned against things like abortion and the Equal Rights Amendment, which protected rights for women.

She delighted in frustrating feminists, and had some notable quotes, including “Sexual harassment on the job is not a problem for virtuous women” and “Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions.”

Schlafly told college students in 2007,

By getting married, the woman has consented to sex, and I don't think you can call it rape.

Marital rape has been a crime in all 50 states since 1993.

Schlafly died on Monday, at 92 years old. Back in March, she endorsed Trump.

Schlafly wrote a book called “The Conservative Case for Trump,” and it was set to be released on Tuesday.

Trump was referring to this book in his typo'd tweet. He then deleted the initial tweet and tried again.

This is not the first time Trump has made someone else's loss about him on Twitter. After the Orlando shooting, for instance, he congratulated himself for thinking it could happen.

He also congratulated himself on the Paris terror attacks, the San Bernardino shooting and the Brussels attack.

This time around, Trump has made Schlafly's death about himself. And once again, he has made this reporter wonder if this entire presidential campaign is actually just Trump trolling America.

I mean, seriously? The Republican presidential candidate fired off a vaguely mournful tweet that featured an autocorrect on the woman's name?

In this day and age, we all know we have to play it safe with our social media accounts in order to avoid insulting anyone. But the Republican presidential candidate is out there tweeting typos of names of people who've just died.

No matter what your feelings on Schlafly are, Trump's tweet — misspelled or otherwise — is definitely an insult.

Citations: New York Times, Daily Caller, NBC

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Alexandra Svokos

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Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos
Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos

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