Milano was hardly the only one taking him to task for the error.
I before E, except after C ... unless you're the President.
Alyssa Milano was among the many, many people making fun of Donald Trump on Friday morning after he misspelled the word "chief" in a tweet.
"'President Donald J. Trump is the greatest hostage negotiator that I know of in the history of the United States. 20 hostages, many in impossible circumstances, have been released in last two years. No money was paid.' Cheif Hostage Negotiator, USA!" the President tweeted, sharing a quote allegedly from Robert C. O'Brien, Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
The error was immediately and mercilessly mocked. Within two hours of posting, "Cheif" was already a top-trending word on Twitter, featuring in almost 40k tweets.
"I don't understand. I've tried it twice now," Milano tweeted in response to the typo. "When I type 'cheif' my device either autocorrects the spelling error or aggressively underlines it with red. I mean, you have to try really, really, really hard to misspell words in this day and age. And yet..."
It is very far from the first time the POTUS has fumbled his spelling on his personal Twitter account; well known examples include "Hamberder", "Unpresidented", "Smocking" and perhaps most infamous of all, "Covfefe".
Of course, Alyssa wasn't the only one who took aim at POTUS for the mistake -- see more of the reactions below:
I don't understand. I've tried it twice now. When I type “cheif” my device either autocorrects the spelling error or aggressively underlines it with red. I mean, you have to try really, really, really hard to misspell words in this day and age. And yet... pic.twitter.com/pdXX4ADhg6
This is your reminder that a racist grifter who steals from vets paid $2million to North Korea after they beat an American to death, lied about it to the American people and spells cheif because he never reads and spellcheck is weakness. https://t.co/8xZZH6t5ij
SARAH SANDERS: The President spelled Cheif correctly, despite what the fake media is telling you kids, the e always comes before the i, without exception. I have had constant calls this morning from Cheif Grammar Experts and they all agree. pic.twitter.com/kNpHEPmbF8