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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!”
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:
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - “A day that will live in infamy!” December 7, 1941— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2017
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:
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
How are they so freakin' bad at this? pic.twitter.com/xrtCqBMPsq— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 7, 2017
Imagine if the Obamas misquoted FDR’s Day of Infamy speech and got the Pearl Harbor date wrong.— Will (@what_thefrik) December 7, 2017
It's a VERY famous quote, and you got it wrong. It is, "A day WHICH WILL live in infamy." You can't do a ten second google search to fact check yourself. Or is google fake news now too? Such faux, pandering patriotism and disrespect for our veterans.— CJ F (@Ceej32) December 7, 2017
Trump is a moron can't even get the quote right. FDR said "It's a date that will live in infamy." And it's important to why FDR chose to use "date." Just another case of the WH incompetence.— Rσмıε (@iamromieb) December 7, 2017
the donald trump presidency in 2 tweets— Ian (@ianjay_) December 7, 2017
first - plugging a fox news book about a racist president who ordered the trail of tears and genocide of natives
second - pearl harbor, with incorrect quote pic.twitter.com/kpozSYzwN5
FDR’s quote was “a date which will live in infamy.” Why can’t he even get the basic things right? https://t.co/3EtbHdKkTr— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) December 7, 2017
Jesus Christ, the quote was "a date which will live in infamy." This isn't a presidency, it's a term paper written the morning it was due. https://t.co/wZG9nyNI4m— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) December 7, 2017
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