It’s been declared “a date which will live in infamy” but President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump both made errors when referencing Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in a pair of tweets on Thursday.
The president’s tweet misquoted then-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s address to a Joint Congressional Session following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
“National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day — ‘A day that will live in infamy!’ December 7, 1941,” Trump tweeted.
In fact, Roosevelt famously called Dec. 7 “a date which will live in infamy.”
Meanwhile, the first lady got the month of the attack wrong in her tweet.
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – “A day that will live in infamy!” December 7, 1941
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2017
“Today we honor Pearl Harbor Heroes. 11/7/1941,” she erroneously wrote. “Thank you to all military for your courage and sacrifice!”
Today we honor Pearl Harbor Heroes. 12/7/1941
Thank you to all military for your courage and sacrifice! pic.twitter.com/fuxvoaXAno
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 7, 2017
Melania’s tweet was deleted and republished with the correct date after several social media users pointed out the mistake, Newsweek reported.
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Even then, Twitter users weren’t pleased.
What happened to 11/7/1941? That was a bigly day! I miss the old tweet!
— Establishment Guy (@Politicalprozac) December 7, 2017
Never forget 8/11 either, huge day in American history.
— Anoosh Luby (@AnooshMCL) December 7, 2017
Never forget! pic.twitter.com/73NuSXDovx
— Jonathon Harkness (@jharky3) December 7, 2017
“What happened to 11/7/1941? That was a bigly day! I miss the old tweet!” one commenter quipped.
Source : http://people.com/politics/donald-melania-trump-pearl-harbor-tweets/