Trump camp flubs email, amuses Twitter

May 25, 2016

For anyone who’s ever flubbed an email address, the latest out of the Trump campaign should inspire a healthy dose of empathy — or schadenfreude, depending on your sensibilities.

On Wednesday afternoon, Politico reported that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was planning to focus on the 1990s Whitewater scandal for a future attack on Hillary Clinton. The scoop was a coup for Politico, though according to them it was not obtained through your usual Woodward and Bernsteining:

“Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo on Wednesday morning emailed a researcher at the Republican National Committee asking him to ‘work up information on HRC/Whitewater as soon as possible. This is for immediate use and for the afternoon talking points process.’

The email was obtained by POLITICO when Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks, who Caputo copied on his request to the RNC, accidentally responded instead to Marc Caputo, a POLITICO reporter who is not related to the Republican consultant.”

Who among us can say he or she has never texted the wrong person the wrong thing? Or sent an email to that OTHER guy named Bob? Or sent an email to a Politico reporter instead of the RNC? Okay, maybe not that last one.

And when you’re a campaign spokesperson, you get a bunch of hooligans mocking you on Twitter for it:

This inevitably gave way to the email truthers:

Hmmm, intriguing indeed.

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