family separation policy

White House Misspells ‘Separation’ in Executive Order Ending … Family Separation

Donald Trump.
Donald Trump. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

On Wednesday, after weeks of backlash, President Donald Trump signed an executive order ending his brutal policy of separating immigrant families seeking asylum. The order was then published online by the White House, only its first incarnation had a glaring typo at the very top — the order misspelled the word “separation.”

As social-media users immediately noticed, the first version of the order used the not-real word of “seperation” instead of “separation”:

The first version of the order.
The first version of the order.

However, once the mistake was apparently noticed, the order was deleted from the website and then reposted with the proper spelling of the word.

Hey, spelling is hard.

White House Family-Separation Order Contains Glaring Typo