Newspaper typo inadvertently turns pro-Hillary slogan into pro-Trump slogan

Newspaper typo inadvertently turns pro-Hillary slogan into pro-Trump slogan

Among her other trials and tribulations, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has been having a rough time with campaign symbols and sloganeering.

Her campaign logo, unveiled in April 2015, reminded some people of the highway sign for “hospital,” while others noted that the arrow forming the crossbar of a block-letter H was pointing to the right.

Last December, she took a swipe at GOP front-runner Donald Trump with her “Love trumps hate” slogan, first announced in a tweet:

The left-leaning Globe and Mail tried to help Clinton publicize her little double entendre with a hit piece on Trump that noted in the original (since rewritten):

“Love Trump’s hate,” tweeted Ms. Clinton, the Democratic front-runner who polls better against Mr. Trump than any of the more mainstream Republicans candidates. [Emphasis added]

The print version of the paper included a correction:

love trumps hate

When you have to explain it, as they say…

The Clinton camp tried to take some of the sting out of the typo by tweeting:

But this effort, too, fell on its face when Matt Wolking, an executive producer of a political talk radio show, tweeted:

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.

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