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Politics: Trump slightly misquotes FDR’s famous speech and Melania cites the wrong date on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor

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

  • Both President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump made small errors on tweets commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • 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 former President Franklin Roosevelt's most famous speeches in a tweet commemorating the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.

"National Pearl Harbor 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 Harbor, FDR called it "a date which will live in infamy."

Thursday is the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, 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 honor Pearl Harbor Heroes. 11/7/1941 Thank you to all military for your courage and sacrifice!," Melania Trump tweeted Thursday.

11/7/1941 is November 7, 1941. The correct way to write the Pearl Harbor attack's date is 12/7/1941.

About 30 minutes later, Melania Trump deleted the original tweet and posted another tweet with the correct date.

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