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Retired English teacher sends back Donald Trump’s signed letter because it was full of mistakes

After she made the corrections, she took a picture, posted the letter on Facebook and revealed that will she be mailing the letter back to the White House the next day.

Written by: India TV Buzz Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: May 28, 2018 18:50 IST ]
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Retired English teacher sends back Donald Trump’s signed letter because it was full of mistakes

A retired high school English teacher sent back Donald Trump’s signed letter to the White House because she found several errors in it. The letter, dated May 3 was addressed to Yvonne Mason who retired in 2017. The 61-year-old woman told The New York Times that ‘It (letter) was a poorly worded missive.’

After she made the corrections, she took a picture, posted the letter on Facebook and revealed that will she be mailing the letter back to the White House the next day.

Mason said, “Poor writing is not something I abide. If someone is capable of doing better, then they should do better.”

The letter was the result to Mason’s plea in which she asked Trump that he visit each family of those who died in the shooting that killed 17 people at a school in Parkland, Florida, in February.

However, the letter she received did not address her concerns. She stated, “I had written to them in anger, to tell you the truth. I thought he owed it to these grieving families.”

Instead, the letter which was printed on White House stationary listed a series of actions that were taken after the shooting, like listening sessions, meetings with lawmakers and the STOP School Violence Act, a bill that would authorise $500 million over 10 years for safety improvements at schools but had no provisions related to guns.

Mason wrote on the letter: “Have y’all tried grammar & style check? Federal is capitalised only when used as part of a proper noun.”

According to Mason, a Democrat who lives in Atlanta, there were more mistakes, but she did not correct everything.

“I did not mention the dangling modifier... I focused mainly on mechanics,” Mason told The New York Times.

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