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The 2024 hopeful vowed to take the action as he outlined his platform at a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, before then correcting his error.
“I will also order our government to deny entry to all communists and markers,” Trump said in his speech.
“Look, we have Marxists, fascists, communists — they’re pouring into our country,” he quickly added, using the word he originally intended. “We are going to deny them access to our country. Now, the one problem is, what about all the ones we already have that happen to be politicians, OK?”
Trump: I will also order our government to deny entry to all communists and markers. pic.twitter.com/ESaYG1SvRa
— Acyn (@Acyn) July 7, 2023
Following the blunder, Twitter users joked about whether Sharpies would be welcomed into the U.S. under Trump’s proposal. They also pointed out his use of a separate word in the speech that doubles as a not-safe-for-work slang term.
dry erase markers are ruining the economy and driving up unemployment believe me folks
— Allen Myoui 🕊️ (@Allenmyouii) July 7, 2023
Oh no! Who will help Mr Sketch get the rest of his family to America? pic.twitter.com/ZL4mKgFkhO
— Chris Thomas (@Spunkfunker81) July 7, 2023
Those scary, scary markers—look! Look how they’ve taken over our neighborhoods, our churches our schools. Indelible! Useful for changing the course of hurricanes! But there are far too many. Too many to name.
— FCC Fairness Doctrine Now! (@famdocparker1) July 7, 2023
Give me sharpies or give me death. pic.twitter.com/ggcLPuOuXa
— Lakota Man (@LakotaMan1) July 7, 2023