First lady Melania Trump smiles as she visits with children in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday on Nov. 27. Carolyn Kaster AP
First lady Melania Trump smiles as she visits with children in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday on Nov. 27. Carolyn Kaster AP

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Melania Trump tweets out wrong date in remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor

By Josh Magness

jmagness@mcclatchy.com

December 07, 2017 10:23 AM

UPDATED December 07, 2017 05:29 PM

Melania Trump sent out a message today in remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor — with the wrong date.

The attack, which prompted the United States to join World War II, happened on Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese planes surprise attacked the Pearl Harbor naval base in Hawaii.

“Today we honor Pearl Harbor Heroes,” she sent in a now-deleted tweet McClatchy captured with a screenshot. “11/7/1941 Thank you to all military for your courage and sacrifice!”

Around 2,300 American servicemen died in the attack, with just over 1,000 more injured.

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Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy

Watch historical footage of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the sinking of the USS Arizona, Dec. 7, 1941.

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The First Lady quickly resent her tweet with the correct date.

Today we honor Pearl Harbor Heroes. 12/7/1941

Thank you to all military for your courage and sacrifice! pic.twitter.com/fuxvoaXAno

— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 7, 2017

But others noticed her mistake.

What happened to 11/7/1941? That was a bigly day! I miss the old tweet!

— Establishment Guy (@Politicalprozac) December 7, 2017

Nice try pic.twitter.com/n1oetg4ejD

— Elite Bear Agents (@Bearpigman) December 7, 2017

pic.twitter.com/qAVgTja87R

— Traitor Tot (@2naOnWhite) December 7, 2017

And others noticed that President Donald Trump had a minor mistake in a tweet he also composed in honor of the day.

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - “A day that will live in infamy!” December 7, 1941

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2017

It's "date," you eedjit. And no banger.

— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) December 7, 2017

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

So Trump gets the FDR quote wrong and Melania gets the date wrong.



Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, indeed. pic.twitter.com/1HQ8Lx8swv

— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) December 7, 2017

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