Pro-tip: If you're going to launch a public attack on your media enemies, at least try to get basic English pronunciation right.

Everyone's favourite public speaker Donald Trump is again going viral, thanks to a 15-second clip in which he fails — not once, but twice — to pronounce the word "anonymous".

During a Montana rally, the US president was attempting to explain how his electoral victory and political accomplishments were driving the news media "crazy".

The president triumphantly opens: "The latest act of resistance is the op-ed published in the failing New York Times by an anommous..."

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Hang on. That's not right.

He pauses, then takes another stab: "Really, an amoninous—" Nope. That wasn't right either.

He pauses again, then switches to a different synonym, no doubt hoping no one would notice — "gutless coward".

"Nobody knows who the hell he is, or she, although they put he, but probably that's a little disguised. That means it's she."

At this point, we'd like to kindly zoom in and direct your attention to the supporters behind him, whose facial expressions suggest they are solemnly questioning their life choices:

Trump was hitting out at an opinion piece published by an unnamed senior official at the New York Times.

He has called on the newspaper to reveal the name of the "coward" who wrote the explosive, anonymous article that has plunged his presidency into its worst crisis yet.

The White House has been convulsed by a fevered hunt for the senior official who declared that "unsung heroes" were quietly working within the administration to frustrate the president's "worst inclinations".

During a Montana rally, the US president was attempting to explain how his electoral victory and political accomplishments were driving the news media
During a Montana rally, the US president was attempting to explain how his electoral victory and political accomplishments were driving the news media "crazy". Photo /

On the internet and in Washington, a guessing game has raged over who the author might be, prompting nearly every cabinet-ranked member of the government to deny it was them.

Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats were among those who issued denials.

First Lady Melania Trump also weighed in, condemning the newspaper's decision to publish it.

"To the writer of the op-ed — you are not protecting this country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions," she said.

Maybe once they've been outed, we can move on to the next order of business: figuring out what the hell "covfefe" means.

It may be a pretty embarrassing gaffe but he's not the only one known to mispronounce words.

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch struggles to say a word that is basic for most of us as you can see in this clip below.