Trump gets a D! Retired English teacher marks letter from The Donald then returns to sender
Yvonne Mason said the letter would barely scrape a pass

A retired secondary school English teacher has marked a letter she received from the US president and sent it back to The White House covered in corrections.

Yvonne Mason, from Atlanta, said the letter was so poorly written it would have barely scrapped a pass in her class.

“If it had been written in middle school, I’d give it a C or C-plus. If it had been written in high school, I’d give it a D,” Ms Mason told South Carolina’s Greenville News.

“I have never, ever, received a letter with this many silly mistakes,” she said.

The numerous errors included 11 examples of incorrect capitalisation of words such as “president” and “state”.

Ms Mason, who had written to the Donald Trump about the Valentine’s Day school shooting in Florisa which left 17 dead, was “stylistically appalling”.

This included 11 examples of incorrect capitalisation of words such as “president” and “state”.

Although she admitted it was probably written by a member of staff rather than the president, Ms Mason said she was surprised that it was so poorly written.

“When you get letters from the highest level of government, you expect them to be at least mechanically correct,” she said.

So she decided to dig out her favourite purple pen, as red is considered too harsh by some teachers in the US, make some corrections and return the letter.

But Ms Mason wasn’t just disappointed by the calibre of the writing but also the letter’s content.

She said Mr Trump had completely failed to address her concerns.

In the letter she sent the former teacher urged Mr Trump to individually meet with the families who lost loved ones at the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre.

The president previously held a listening session with student survivors of mass shootings, their parents and teachers in the State Dining Room at the White House.

Ms Mason taught English at Hughes Middle School and Mauldin High School in Greenville for almost 17 years before retiring last year.

The president is not known for his writing skills.

Typos penned by Mr Trump on Twitter include the famous “ covfefe ”, misspelling President Obama’s name as “Barrack”, “rediculous” and “politicons”.


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