Newsmax TV host and former Trump White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was pilloried on Twitter after he confused the Pearl Harbor attack with D-Day.
On Wednesday, the somber anniversary of the day Japanese warplanes launched a surprise attack against U.S. servicemen in Hawaii in 1941, Spicer posted a tweet to remember those lost. He seemed to have the best of intentions but was derided ruthlessly.
It was far from his first World War II history flub. As press secretary in 2017, he falsely declared that “even Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons.”
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Sean Spicer has a master’s degree from the U.S. Naval War College. https://t.co/zFC4HuEXRU
— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) December 7, 2022
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) December 7, 2022
Sean Spicer majored in history at Trump University. https://t.co/asj8UpBwpO
— Windsor Mann (@WindsorMann) December 7, 2022
“Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?” pic.twitter.com/pPOwVuRog8
— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) December 7, 2022
The Right: the awful liberals want to suppress and destroy American history because it’s not “woke” enough. Under them our children will never learn America’s history.
Also The Right: pic.twitter.com/GgeLmzHGi0
— Popehat (@Popehat) December 7, 2022