White House misspells ‘separation’ on immigration executive order

The White House initially misspelled the word "separation" in the executive order President TrumpDonald TrumpFive reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season Giving thanks for Thanksgiving itself Immigration provision in Democrats' reconciliation bill makes no sense MORE signed on Wednesday to stop his "zero tolerance" policy from dividing families crossing the border illegally. 

The order was titled "Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation," but originally spelled the last word "seperation" — a mistake people quickly seized on. 

After consistently defending the policy that separates families at the U.S.-Mexico border, Trump relented on Wednesday and signed an order that stops the practice. 


"It is also the policy of this Administration to maintain family unity, including by detaining alien families together where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources," the statement read.

Trump said there is still zero tolerance for families crossing the border illegally while signing the document. 

"This will solve that problem. At the same time, we are keeping a very powerful border and it continues to be a zero tolerance. We have zero tolerance for people who enter our country illegally," Trump said. 

Official Trump White House releases have included misspellings before. In January, the White House misspelled the name of United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May multiple times in a memo.