Donald Trump's first mistake on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day was, well, not tweeting about Pearl Harbor.
He started the day with the above tweet recommending a book on Andrew Jackson written by Fox News personality Brian Kilmeade. Of course, we all know that Donald Trump doesn’t read books, so this tweet was strange for several reasons.
But then, someone must have whispered in his ear that it's the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, so Trump tweeted this:
Of course, the problem with this tweet is that “A day that will live in infamy!” is a misquoted passage from Roosevelt’s speech. That’s not actually what he said.
And the craziest part of this? He hasn’t deleted and corrected it. As of almost noon, the tweet is still up.
The real quote is, "A date which will live in infamy." What Trump wrote is close but no cigar.
The problem is that the president should be able to get one of the most famous quotes in the world correct.
If he’s getting things as simple and minor as this wrong, what else is he getting wrong? (Of course, we know the answer to that is everything.)
While many were quick to point out that Donald Trump had made a mistake, no one was actually surprised.
It’s impressive though that both the President and the First Lady managed to mess up their Pearl Harbor tweets.
Seems like they have more in common than we think they do.
Melania probably wouldn’t be thrilled to hear that.
Anyway, to all, on this Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7, 2017, let’s all hope and wish that Donald Trump doesn’t lead us into World War 3. We’d hate for there to be another tragic day our president can’t remember the details of.