Mitt Romney’s new app: ‘Believe in Amercia’
A day that began with renewed questions about whether President Obama was born in America ended with questions about whether Mitt Romney can spell it.
Romney held a fund-raiser Tuesday with businessman/birther Donald Trump, whose continued suggestion that the president was born in Kenya competed for attention with Romney’s nomination-clinching victory in the Texas primary.
Then “Amercia” happened.
The Romney campaign released a new app called “With Mitt,” which features several slogans -- “We’re With Mitt,” “American Greatness” -- with transparent backgrounds. Romney supporters can take pictures, with the slogans as overlays, and send them to friends as sorts of customized digital campaign posters.
One of the slogans reads, “A Better Amercia.”
The typo lit up social media sites Tuesday night, with users posting images of the misspelled slogan on photos of Lloyd and Harry from the movie “Dumb and Dumber,” the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, and flags of other nations.
Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told MSNBC that “mistakes happen” and said the campaign has submitted a corrected app to Apple.Callum Borchers can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @callumborchers.