As you probably know, today, December 7, is Pearl Harbor Day. This is the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which signals the formal entry of the United States into World War II.
President Trump thought it a good idea to send out a message on Pearl Harbor Day via Twitter and posted this:
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – “A day that will live in infamy!” December 7, 1941
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2017
One tiny problem: That’s not what FDR actually said. In his address before Congress, FDR declared:
“Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”
“Date,” not “day.” How in the world do you get that wrong?!
Twitter immediately lit up with scorn for Trump:
Can’t even quote one of the most famous sentences ever spoken in American history correctly. https://t.co/50Q69yOxY6
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) December 7, 2017
FDR’s quote is “a date which will live in infamy.” https://t.co/N3WrjkdoHk
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 7, 2017
I know it's nitpicking but it's "A DATE WHICH will live in infamy."
Also, again nitpicking, you're a waggle joweled goon with weird purple eyelids. https://t.co/L3615cYooy
— WIERadio (@JonKMBZ) December 7, 2017
you literally just have to google it and click on wikipedia link (it's at the very top): https://t.co/HL1wKoctKz
— Roberto Aram Ferdman (@robferdman) 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
— Rafael Olmeda (@rolmeda) December 7, 2017
How do you say "Day of Infamy" in Russian? November 8, 2016. https://t.co/2nWQnK86Pe
— james gibney (@jamesgibney) December 7, 2017
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