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Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Deletes Mistaken 'Phillies' Tweet



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    Ahead of his visit to Philadelphia Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accidentally tweeted "Phillies."

    Maybe he had the City of Brotherly Love’s beloved baseball team on his mind when he used the death of longtime conservative advocate Phyllis Schlafly to promote her new book about him.

    A screenshot of Trump's since-deleted tweet on Sept. 6, 2016.

    "As a tribute to the late, great Phillies Schlafly, I hope everybody can go out and get her latest book, THE CONSERVATIVE CASE FOR TRUMP," tweeted Trump Tuesday morning.

    He later deleted the tweet and resent it with the proper spelling of Schlafly’s first name.

    It didn't take long for the twitterverse to pick up on the mistake.

    Schlafly endorsed Trump earlier this year and he book – co-authored with Ed Martin and Brett M Decker, coincidentally was released Tuesday, a day after the 92-year-old lost her battle with cancer.

    "Phyllis Schlafly is a conservative icon who led millions to action, reshaped the conservative movement, and fearlessly battled globalism and the 'kingmakers' on behalf of America's workers and families," Trump said in a statement Monday. "I was honored to spend time with her during this campaign."Highlights From the 2016 Campaign TrailHighlights From the 2016 Campaign Trail