Trump slightly misquotes FDR's famous speech and Melania cites the wrong date on the anniversary of Pearl Harbour

  • Both President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump made small errors on tweets commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbour.
  • Thursday is the 76th anniversary of the attack that launched the US’s involvement in World War II.

President Donald Trump slightly misquoted one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s best-known speeches in a tweet commemorating the anniversary of the Pearl Harbour attack.

“National Pearl Harbour Remembrance Day – ‘A day that will live in infamy!’ December 7, 1941,” Trump tweeted on Thursday morning.

In his speech marking the attack on Pearl Harbour, FDR spoke of “a date which will live in infamy.”

Thursday is the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbour, a Japanese assault on a US naval base that resulted in the deaths of 2,402 Americans, numerous injuries, and the sinking of four battleships.

The first lady, Melania Trump, also made a small mistake in a tweet commemorating the anniversary.

“Today we honour Pearl Harbour Heroes. 11/7/1941 Thank you to all military for your courage and sacrifice!” Melania Trump tweeted Thursday.

The date she gave was November 7, 1941; about 30 minutes later, she deleted the original tweet and posted another tweet with the correct date of 12/7/1941.

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