On the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Donald Trump and First Lady #Melania Trump decided to tweet about the occasion. In return, their critics didn't waste anytime giving their thoughts on the matter, with many pointing out their blunders in posting the wrong date for the Pearl Harbor attack.
Trump on Pearl Harbor
At 8 a.m. on the morning of December 7, 1941, the United States was attacked by Japan at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack resulted in the deaths over 2,400 Americans, with close to 1,000 being left injured. Hundreds of aircrafts and almost two dozen naval vessels were also destroyed in what set off the events that led to the United States entering World War 2.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt said in response, the Pearl Harbor attack on that Sunday morning was a "date that will live in infamy." The United States went on to join with the Allies and fought over the next four years before winning the war following the defeat of the Axis, which included Japan and Germany. Beginning in 1994, Congress voted to declare December 7 as "National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day," as a way to commemorate the date. As seen on their #Twitter accounts on December 7, Donald and Melania Trump both sent out their own messages for #Pearl Harbor Day.
Taking to his Twitter account on Thursday morning, Donald Trump brought attention to the attack that thrust the United States into World War 2. "Today, our entire nation pauses to REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR—and the brave warriors who on that day stood tall and fought for America," Trump tweeted.
in another tweet, Trump misquoted President Roosevelt, tweeting, "A day that will live in infamy!" when it should be "date" not "day"
(Melania's corrected tweet)
In another tweet, Melania Trump gave her thoughts. "Today we honor Pearl Harbor Heroes," Melania tweeted, while showing a picture of herself and the president at the Pearl Harbor memorial. "Thank you to all military for your courage and sacrifice!" she concluded. Melania's tweet was her second of the day after originally posting the wrong date, first claiming that the attack on Pearl Harbor took place in November.
Within minutes of the first couple sending out their tweets, those who oppose the administration decided to fire back. "I'm glad you fixed your Dentures this time," one tweet read in reference to Donald Trump's recent slurred speech.
"I’m just reading this in slur. God bless the uninisaighs," another tweet added. "...brave warriors...” Unlike liddle’ bone spurs boy," a tweet read. "There’s going to be a WW3 coming soon. I’m sorry but President Trump is responsible for it. If it happens," yet another tweet stated.
"What happened to 11/7/1941? That was a bigly day! I miss the old tweet!" one tweet read in mockery of Melania Trump's blunder. "Waiting for when 9/11 comes around and we remember 8/11," another sarcastic tweet stated. The negative reaction continued as the first couple remained a target for many Americans.