Eric Trump tries to jab Obama with North Korea tweets, gets called out for wrong dates

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People pointed out some errors in his tweet, so he posted a new one.

Eric Trump tried to tweet a jab at former President Barack Obama on Monday while praising his father’s recent crossing into North Korea—but his original attempt was called out for including some wrong dates.

President Donald Trump stepped into North Korea over the weekend and shook hands with the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un.

Eric Trump tweeted a photo of Obama peering into binoculars, on the South Korean side of the demilitarized zone (DMZ), side-by-side with a photo of his father and Jong-un from over the weekend.

“DMZ 2008 vs. DMZ 2019 #KeepAmericaGreat” Eric Trump tweeted.

Eric Trump Obama DMZ Tweet Deleted @EricTrump/Twitter

However, as many people quickly pointed out, Obama was not president in 2008 and it appears the photo the president’s son used was taken in 2012, when Obama visited the DMZ.

The tweet had thousands of responses, many of which pointed out the error:

https://twitter.com/MattBiks/status/1145809771808694272

The president’s son deleted the tweet hours later, replacing it with another one that got his same point across, this time with some more pointed jabs at Obama by using his campaign slogans.

“This was Obama at the DMZ in March of 2012. This is Trump at the DMZ in June of 2019. #ChangeWeCanBelieveIn #YesWeCan #KeepAmericaGreat,” he wrote.

Eric Trump Obama DMZ Tweet New @EricTrump/Twitter

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Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).