Melania Trump wrote a tweet about Pearl Harbor and it massively backfired
President Trump's made a lot of mistakes on Twitter. One night he bewildered a nation by tweeting, "Despite the constant negative press covfefe." After the tragic shooting in Sutherland Springs, California, he tweeted "May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas." And after former advisor Michael Flynn pled guilty for lying to the FBI, he tweeted an admission to obstruction of justice. (It was so incriminating that his lawyer later said he wrote it, not Trump.)
Look, we all make tyops sometimes - I mean, typos. But they're pretty embarrassing when you're the most powerful person in the world. And it's extra embarrassing on a serious occasion. For example, December 7th was National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It's a day where we honor citizens of the United States killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. President Trump posted a tweet quoting President Franklin D. Roosevelt, but got the saying wrong.
As many people pointed out, FDR's famous quote was not "A day that will live in infamy!" It was "A date which will live in infamy." To be fair, it's a pretty minor mistake. We should be happy the President didn't tweet "A dame that will live in infancy!" or "A Dane which will live in India Arie!" or "Happy Halloween!"
Not to be outdone, First Lady Melania Trump also posted a tweet about National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - and got the date wrong, by a month.
It's pretty hilarious to get the month wrong. Every time you unlock your phone, the date flashes on the screen. Also, with FLOTUS' busy schedule, you'd assume she looked at a calendar pretty frequently. Anyway, Trump critics gleefully pointed out the First Lady's mistake.
"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."
Melania deleted her original tweet, but not before Twitter users took screenshots for posterity. In the replies, the funniest interactions came from a man named Chris, aka "RadFinch." Chris defended Melania's "11/7" error, arguing she was using the "European format" of putting the day before the month...which would make it July 7th?
"Wasn't Pearl Harbor on 12/7/41?"
"She went in the European format."
"The infamous July 11th."
At this Chris realized his mistake, deleted his tweet, and left the thread, right? Wrong. He continued to repeat his "European Date Argument," trying to convince people. But they weren't having it.
"Tbh I don't remember what happened on November 7 1941?"
"European date format."
"Ooh you're prob right July 11 1941 was no good either."
I mean, you have to admire this Trump supporter's dedication. Perhaps he's one of those paid Russian trolls?
"You got the date wrong...it was and is 12/7/1941."
"That is the European Format- yeah, it can be slightly confusing."
"Chad, it's STILL the wrong month."
Maybe one day Chip will realize his mistake. Melania did, and reposted her tweet with the correct date.
You know, maybe this explains why Melania put up those creepy Christmas decorations in the White House. She didn't think it was Christmas - she thought it was Halloween! It all makes sense now.