Still negative function

The White House has a transcript of yesterday’s car crash in the rose garden, the one where Trump was unable to read a particular word in his prepared Remarks. Here is that passage:

To unleash the full power of the federal government in this effort, today I am officially declaring a national emergency.  Two very big words.  The action I am taking will open up access to up to $50 billion of very importantly — very important and a large amount of money for states and territories and localities in our shared fight against this disease.

The glitch is clear but the transcript still tidies it up a little. How it actually went was:

of…very importantly…very important anttf…a very large amount…

Each ellipse is a pause where he struggles to figure out what to say when he can’t read the word and isn’t sure how to improvise. The transcript represents “very important anttf…a very large amount” as the smoother (but still incoherent) “very important and a very large amount” but it really was the first and not the second. It was an extraordinary breakdown of basic function.

I still want to know what the impossible word was.

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