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‘A date which will live in infamy’ is the actual quote.

President Donald Trump misquoted the oft-used Pearl Harbor speech from former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt when honoring Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Thursday morning.

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

President Donald Trump misquoted the oft-used Pearl Harbor speech from former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt when attempting to honor Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Thursday morning. @@RealDonaldTrump/Twitter

The actual quote, which Roosevelt gave during a speech on Dec. 8, 1941, is a “date which will live in infamy.”

Here’s the actual speech:

The quote is well known and is repeatedly shared each year on the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks. During the speech, Roosevelt asked for a declaration of war, thrusting the country into World War II.

Obviously, Trump’s misquote of Roosevelt’s famous speech was quickly mocked. An hour later he tweeted out a video honoring Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day but did not delete the botched tweet. 

Trump truly isn’t alone though. His wife, Melania, also messed up her Pearl Harbor tribute.

https://twitter.com/x_brigitte_x/status/938803015997317120

Pearl Harbor happened in December, the 12th month of the year.

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