President Trump on Thursday described Pearl Harbor in a way that it's never been described before, calling the surprise bombing of Hawaii in 1941 a "pretty wild scene."
"George, George, thank you George," Trump said during his remembrance speech, turning to one of the veterans standing behind him. "That was a pretty wild scene. You'll never forget that, right?"
Needless to say, people were a little surprised by Trump's characterization of an event that left 2,403 Americans dead:
"The grooviest day in America since Antietam." https://t.co/dR3FbiJkLq
— John Lingan (@johnlingan) December 7, 2017
“Kate Beckinsale was there. She was in her prime, let me tell you.” https://t.co/JD6q1gOyVx
— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) December 7, 2017
Everyone knows that FDR meant to say "Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—a pretty wild scene unfolded at Pearl Harbor” https://t.co/JQtsUBIOaZ
— Justin Franz (@jfranz88) December 7, 2017
Reality, please fire your entire writer's room effective immediately. https://t.co/iijBSY9g3b
— Dana Stevens (@thehighsign) December 7, 2017
Watch Trump speak below. Jeva Lange
Here’s the video: pic.twitter.com/X8q2xphSAE
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) December 7, 2017