Today, December 7, marks the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. To commemorate the day and offer remembrances, Donnie and Melania sent out tweets. Except they should have sent them past a social media editor first, because both of their tweets had problems.
Let’s start with the dumpster fire:
Trying to quote FDR’s address on Pearl Harbor, Trump misquoted the former president. Here is the actual quote from the original clip: “Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy…”
It’s a small detail, but it just shows that Trump doesn’t care enough to double-check a quote from a historical president.
The FLOTUS also tried her hand at tweeting, and made a major faux pas.
The problem with this is the date. Melania incorrectly wrote that the event happened in NOVEMBER. Again. Little blunder that could easily have been avoided.
Although Melania’s tweet was deleted, people are not about to let the pair live this moment down.
On Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Trump gets the quote wrong (it was “a date which will live in infamy”) and Melania gets the date wrong by a month. You had one job. pic.twitter.com/1PkfHYgSRd
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) December 7, 2017
so POTUS mangles FDR quote and retweets himself and FLOTUS gets Pearl Harbor date wrong, i mean I know it's nit-picking but not a great look pic.twitter.com/DfwHoWHAqN
— Marcus Gilmer (@marcusgilmer) December 7, 2017
Donald J. Trump is the first president to see the Pearl Harbor quotation "A day [FDR actually said "date"] that will live in infamy!" and get competitive. https://t.co/nXyiDevhIo
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) December 7, 2017
So Trump misquoted the most famous line about Pearl Harbor and Melania gets the date wrong. Says alot about the abilities/intelligence of their staff as well as themselves.
— jillie (@jillwow) December 7, 2017