After the recent death of former First Lady Barbara Bush, the White House released an official statement. Unfortunately, people noticed a typo after President Trump shared it on Twitter.
Bush died on Tuesday but, according to the White House, she passed away on April 17… 2017.
As President Trump celebrates how Barbara Bush emphasized the importance of literacy, the White House puts the wrong date on its statement. The year is 2018, not 2017. pic.twitter.com/31NEHBuJeo
— Matt Viser (@mviser) April 18, 2018
— andy lassner (@andylassner) April 18, 2018
Let’s take a closer look:
The typo has since been corrected but Twitter users didn’t let the White House forget it.
The mistake makes it appear as if the statement was drafted a full year before her death. This is extremely disrespectful, because, given the significance, the mistake will be recorded in the history books. https://t.co/0B2yX4MUli
— Lauren Werner (@LaurenWern) April 18, 2018
Re: The White House typo on message about Barbara Bush's. I wrote the marketing material for professional theatre companies over the years. EVERYONE in the office had to read for errors and sign. 14 people.
I doubt the WH has enough staff to proof anything. Just write & post.
— Anne Boleyn (@MsAnneBoleyn) April 18, 2018
Is there an opening at the White House?
I guess the WH needs a new copy editor. https://t.co/sY2K3Sjj6z
— Mike Rana ✈️ (@michaelranaii) April 18, 2018
— Indira Lakshmanan (@Indira_L) April 18, 2018
— Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) April 18, 2018
I have no words
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) April 18, 2018
And oh, the irony:
Wasn’t literacy one of her causes too?
— Phil Frank (@TenneyNow) April 18, 2018
We offer our sincere condolences to the Bush family.
H/T: Twitter Moments