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  • 'How Are They So Freakin' Bad at This?': President and First Lady Mocked for Bad Pearl Harbor Day Tweets

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    President Donald Trump Thursday morning sent a tweet that many assume was supposed to honor a solemn day, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The United States was attacked by Japan at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The following day, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed a joint session of Congress. In the first sentence of what was to become one of the most well-known and famous speeches in history, FDR called the day of the attack, "a date which will live in infamy."

    76 years later, President Donald Trump got it wrong, tweeting, “A day that will live in infamy!”

    First Lady Melania Trump, also got it wrong, literally tweeting the wrong month, then deleting it a half-hour later to correct it.


    President Trump's tweet sounded more like a celebration than an acknowledgment of a solemn date on which 2403 American service members were killed in a surprise air attack, and 1178 others were injured. Four U.S. battleships and 188 aircraft were destroyed, many others were damaged. 

    President Trump posted this tweet at 10:04 AM:

    It's not, "a day that will live in infamy!" The correct quote is, "a date which will live in infamy." And there should definitely be no exclamation mark. This is not a celebration. We should not be giddy or excited. We should honor the lives of those we lost.

    Less than one hour later, President Trump retweeted his original tweet, for reasons unknown.


    On Twitter many mocked the Commander-in-Chief and the First Lady:

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