Donald Trump misquoted Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous speech following the attack on Pearl Harbour and his wife, Melania, got the date of the attack wrong as the First Family took to Twitter to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the surprise attack which prompted the United States to join World War II.
President Trump made a minor mistake in his tweet in remembrance of the attack.
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – “A day that will live in infamy!” December 7, 1941
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2017
“National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – “A day that will live in infamy!” December 7, 1941,” Trump tweeted, misquoting FDR’s speech.
The actual quote is “A date which will live in infamy.”
Half an hour later, Melania Trump sent out a tweet commemorating the wrong date.
“Today we honor Pearl Harbor Heroes. 11/7/1941 Thank you to all military for your courage and sacrifice!” Melania wrote in the now-deleted tweet.
On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the Pearl Harbor naval base in Hawaii killing 2,300 American servicemen and injuring over 1,000 more.
The First Lady quickly resent her tweet with the correct date, but not before Twitter users took notice.
Nice try pic.twitter.com/n1oetg4ejD
— Elite Bear Agents (@Bearpigman) December 7, 2017
— Traitor Tot (@2naOnWhite) December 7, 2017
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