National Diplomacy Hinges on a Contraction “Who would’ve thought?”

“At a key sentence in my remarks, I said would instead of wouldn’t. The sentence should have been: ‘I don’t see any reason why I wouldn’t… or why it wouldn’t be Russia,’ sort of a double negative. So you can put that in, and I think that probably clarifies things pretty good by itself.” – Donald Trump, President of the United States

Who would’ve thought that a contraction would (or wouldn’t) be so important. Those pesky language mechanics will (or won’t) cause confusion. This is especially true when the whole context of the president’s misread double negative comment gives Russia a pass for election influencing.

Mr. President, since you thought it was important enough to consult with your clever adviser, Stephen Miller, how about reading your f#@kin’ clarification accurately. Was it “why I wouldn’t” or “why it wouldn’t be Russia?”

Wait, I said freakin’…That was “read your freakin’ clarification… not what you thought I said.

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