Sean Spicer torched for epic Pearl Harbor history blunder
Sean Spicer, who briefly served as one of former President Donald Trump's many White House press secretaries, tweeted to highlight the 81st anniversary of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
However, he quickly caught the attention of Twitter users when he referred to that historic day as D-Day. “Today is Dday,” Spicer tweeted. “It only lives in infamy if we remember and share the story of sacrifice with the next generation #DDay.”
According to HuffPost: "D-Day celebrates the Allied forces’ invasion of France’s Normandy coast on June 6, 1944, leading to an eventual victory over Nazi Germany."
The outlet also emphasized that it is "a far cry from Dec. 7, 1941, which is memorialized annually on Dec. 7 as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or simply Pearl Harbor Day. President Franklin D. Roosevelt called Dec. 7, 1941, a 'date which will live in infamy.'”
Social media users also posed similar arguments. Although Spicer did remove the tweet and apologize for the blunder, it was already too late. Twitter users wasted no time pointing out the epic blunder and criticizing him for it.
"Fact check: Wrong. D-Day was June 6, 1944," one Twitter user pointed out.
Another user also mocked Spicer saying, "Navy Reserve Public Affairs Officer Sean Spicer thought Pearl Harbor day was “Dday.” You know the day of the largest attack on US Naval forces in our history."
"Soo not only did Sean Spicer think that December 7th was D-Day," another user tweeted, "he also apparently thinks that D-Day is a day which will live in Infamy?? - well I'm sure the Nazis thought so..."
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