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HOUSTON — Donald Trump boasted about his performance at the Republican debate, tweeting Friday morning, “Wow, every poll said I won the debate last night. Great honer!”

The Republican presidential front-runner misspelled “honor,” and his error has spurred both amused and critical responses on Twitter.

Trump also misspelled the word “choker” in three other tweets Friday.

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Trump slammed “lying Ted Cruz” and “leightweight chocker” Marco Rubio, referencing his heated back-and-forth with the Texas and Florida senators at the debate.

In one tweet, Trump spelled “choker” both the right way and the wrong way.

“Lightweight Marco Rubio was working hard last night. The problem is, he is a choker, and once a choker, always a chocker! Mr. Meltdown,” Trump tweeted earlier Friday morning.

This is not the first time that Trump, a serial tweeter, has been criticized for his spelling errors online.

In June, in a tweet slamming one of his favorite Twitter targets, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell, Trump tweeted, “I hear that dopey political pundit Lawrence O’Donnell, one of the dummer people on television is about to lose his show- no ratings? Too bad.”

Merriam-Webster later took to Twitter to respond to Trump’s misspellings, posting a definition for “honer,” and then tongue-in-cheek responses for “leightweight” and chocker.”

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