More social media blunders have been made by members of the first family, this time in an attempt to honor the anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
On Thursday, first lady Melania Trump tweeted the wrong date of the Japanese bombing of the United States naval base in Hawaii, leading up to the involvement of the United States in World War II.
She erroneously wrote, “Today we honor Pearl Harbor Heroes. 11/7/1941 Thank you to all military for your courage and sacrifice!”
The statement was accompanied by a photo of her and President Donald Trump during a previous visit to the memorial in Hawaii.
Donald Trump's tweet commemorating Pearl Harbor got FDR's famous speech wrong, but not to be outdone, Melania Trump messed up the whole damn day.— Nick de Klerk (@nfdeklerk) December 7, 2017
Melania's official First Lady account paid tribute to 11/7/1941—which if you're familiar with calendars, means November 7th. Tha… pic.twitter.com/gGufi812ZV
However, what she meant was 12/7/1941. The tweet was quickly taken down and replaced with a second post that had the corrected date.
Although typos are a normal part of life, it happens to the Trumps far too often. Considering the many staffers they have around them, guiding their every move as one of the most powerful families in the world, it isn’t too much to ask for someone to proofread their tweets.
Perhaps we can give the first lady a pass though, considering she is originally Slovenian and might be a bit rusty on her American history facts.
Her husband, however, doesn’t get any benefit of doubt. He also made a Twitter mistake by misquoting Franklin D. Roosevelt.
“A day that will live in infamy,” Donald Trump wrote, which actually should have been, “A date which will live in infamy.”
Not to be a nag, but FDR called December 7, 1941 "a date which will live in infamy." You should probably know that.— KathleenInCLE (@KathleenInCLE) December 7, 2017
For anyone else, we may be able to overlook that minor slip-up, but when you’re president of the U.S. and you’re quoting one of your predecessors, you should really get it right.