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Merriam-Webster trolls presidential tweet

Posted: 8:24 PM, Dec 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-12 04:24:38Z

Perhaps President Donald Trump's tweet that referred to a "smocking" gun in the special counsel probe wasn't a typo. 

On Monday, Trump tweeted the following about Robert Mueller's investigation into the 2016 election: "'Democrats can’t find a Smocking Gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia after James Comey’s testimony. No Smocking Gun...No Collusion.' @FoxNews That’s because there was NO COLLUSION. So now the Dems go to a simple private transaction, wrongly call it a campaign contribution."

Following Trump's tweet, Merriam-Webster dictionary responded on Twitter: "Today in Spellcheck Can't Save You: 'Smocking' is a type of embroidery made of many small folds sewn into place."

Merriam-Webster said that "smocking" was in its top 1 percent of searches. 

Also, the word hardly had any searches on Google until Trump's tweet.