In addition to an erroneous tweet, President Donald Trump dispatched several other sociable media posts on Thursday to commemorate the occasion. | Susan Walsh/AP Photo White House misremembers traditional information on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
President Donald Trump and initial lady Melania Trump erred within their efforts to tag Pearl Harbor Remembrance Moment on Thursday, misquoting among the president’s predecessors and misstating the date of the assault on social media.
“National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Moment – ‘A day which will live in infamy!’ December 7, 1941,” President Trump submitted on Twitter Thursday.
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But Trump’s quote somewhat misstated one of the most famous phrases from World War II.
On Dec. 8, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, within an address to Congress, known as the assault a day earlier by Japanese bombers on the U.S. naval bottom at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii, “a date which will live in infamy.” Congress declared battle on Japan after that day.
The error was repeated by Trump’s director of social media, Dan Scavino Jr., who submitted the same misquote with an accompanying image of Trump and the initial lady visiting the USS Arizona Memorial in November.
The Scavino post was after taken down.
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A tweet from the primary lady also misdated the Japanese attack, telling it occurred in November, not December. She after reposted the same concept with the right date.
Trump sent other social media articles Thursday to commemorate the event. He hosted naval officers and survivors of the Pearl Harbor assault at a ceremony at the White colored Residence, where he signed a proclamation marking Dec. 7 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
“All American hearts are filled with gratitude for their company, their sacrifice and their presence here today,” Trump said.