Whoever runs the first family's Twitter account may want to brush up on some history books.
On Thursday morning, Melania Trump followed the annual ritual done by all first ladies in the modern era. The @flotus Twitter account posted a photo of herself with President Donald Trump at the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Hawaii. But the tweet listed the date of the Pearl Harbor Attack as “11/7/1941,” which was a month off.
The typo didn't go unnoticed. Though the account eventually realized their error and replaced the tweet, it was way too late. Twitter erupted with more than just an attack on the tweet flub, but on other, more pressing problems with the Trump presidency.
— The Nicer & Smarter DT (@dave_taft) December 7, 2017
Um. You got the date wrong. Also, you're married to a 5 X draft dodger, so what would you know about military "courage and sacrifice"? Your hypocrisy is showing. — Michele Martindill (@Docsociology4) December 7, 2017
11/7/41 -- "some random date that will live in obscurity"
— The Glare (@TheGlare_TM) December 7, 2017
— AJ ⚾️ (@NCSox) December 7, 2017
Melania wasn't the only one to tweet inaccuracies. Her husband also got a Pearl Harbor fact wrong.
The president's Thursday social media flub wasn't the first time that he botched a historical fact.
While speaking at a campaign rally in Buffalo, New York in April 2016, Trump misspoke about the terror attacks on 9/11, instead referring to them as "7/11.” https://t.co/bvL1enmco6 — Anthony De Rosa 🗽 (@Anthony) December 7, 2017
Regardless of whether these tweets were written by the Trumps themselves or a social media manager, maybe they'll just blame someone else.