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    Twitter Jumps On Melania Trump's Pearl Harbor Faux Pax

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    Twitter users were surprised on Thursday when the FLOTUS posted to commemorate the bombing of Pearl Harbor, only to confuse a major detail; whether a result of ignorance or just a typo, the tweet has garnered considerable attention.

    First Lady Melania Trump has been left red-faced, after her Twitter account tweeted a commemoration of Pearl Harbor with the wrong date.

    Melania made the post on Thursday, a date which marks 76 years since Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and led the US to join the Second World War. 

    The post contained the date 11/7/1941, but the correct date is 12/7/1941. Twitter users were quick to spot the error – even though the post was speedily deleted and replaced with the correct date.

    ​​However, other social media users were supportive of Melania, arguing that it was probably just a typo.

    ​Melania's husband, President Donald Trump, also tweeted to honor those who died at Pearl Harbor. However, his tweet also received some criticism. 

    ​Trump referred to a remark by Franklin Delano Roosevelt during his famous address to a Joint Session of US Congress in the wake of the Japanese strike on Pearl Harbor, which killed 2,335 military personnel and 68 civilians.

    ​Roosevelt called the Pearl Harbor attack, "a date which will live in infamy." Within an hour of the speech, Congress had passed a declaration of war on Japan.


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