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@realDonaldTrump: “As a very active President, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy.”

Let’s see what the dangling modifier has wrought. Trump’s surrogates — who, it appears, are collectively a very active President— are so active that it is not possible for them to stand accurately — perhaps upright? — at a podium. That’s what the tweet literally says.

Oh those poor, hyperactive, dazed and confused presidential surrogates! One is tempted to put them out of their misery with a sharp blow from the edge of a shovel.

I taught writing at the university level for 30 years. Had this “sentence” appeared in a freshman theme I was marking, I would have thought to myself, “There’s no way this dope is getting out of my class with anything higher than a C. I don’t care how rich his parents are. A C at best.”

Dr. Kelly Anspaugh, Ada

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