Trump Inauguration Poster Removed from Sale Over Spelling Error

The Library of Congress' shop removed President Trump's inaugural poster from sale due to a mistake involving "to" and "too."

Published Feb 13, 2017

On 12 February 2017, social media users began reporting that the Library of Congress' official store featured a poster commemorating the inauguration of President Donald Trump that included a quote rendered with the common orthographic error of confusing the word "to" with "too":

No dream is too big, no challenge is to great. Nothing we want for the future is beyond our reach.

The page for the poster on the Library of Congress' Library Shop web site was soon made unavailable, but an archived copy of the original page captured the misspelling on the poster:

Many social media users attributed the error to President Trump, but it's unlikely the president himself was in any way involved with the production, design, or manufacture of the poster. The New York Daily News noted that the image's design is credited to John Rupert, a designer for Celebrating America, whose "website features the same Donald Trump portrait, but unlike the Library of Congress' version, it's grammatically correct and a tad cheaper."

Although President Trump's inauguration poster was missing from the Library of Congress' online shop as of 13 February 2017, a commemorative coin was still available for purchase.

The Library of Congress' Twitter account didn't comment on the error, the poster's removal from the store, or whether a corrected version of the print would be made available.

Kim LaCapria is a former writer for Snopes.