They corrected it by posting a PDF here which makes obvious how such nonsensical text made it onto the White House’s official website. Someone OCR’ed the PDF (Optical Character Recognition) then simply pasted that text up WITHOUT EVEN READING IT, rather than using the original text or at least proofreading the OCR. Amazing.
I just now OCR’ed the PDF in Adobe, and came up with ji’Qlllework. OCR is pretty weak to begin with, but whoever OCR’ed the letter obviously failed to even check the results. The letter is filled with italicized words, which does to OCR what talking with a mouth full of marbles would do to voice transcription.
You’d kind of think that someone would have just found out where the PDF came from and gotten the text, no? Stay tuned for this explanation from The One, “It’s come to my attention that one of the memos we inherited from the previous administration was filled with the kinds of typographical errors that got us into this mess in the first place. We are, as usual, working to clean up the mess.”
I probably made similar mistakes at my first “real” job. That was working at a Frozen Yogurt stand at the beach. I suppose this is what happens when you make running the country someone’s very first real job.
UPDATE 2: Link to a full-length screenshot of the original HTML version of the letter is here. Read it and weep.