In yet another social media flub following the devastating Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka that killed at least 290 people and injured hundreds more, President Donald Trump mixed up the country’s president and prime minister.
The now-deleted Monday tweet ― archived by Factba.se, a website that tracks and stores the president’s posts ― Trump wrote, “Spoke to President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka yesterday to inform him that the United States stands by him and his country in the fight against terrorism.”
However, White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said in a statement that Trump called Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday morning ― meaning Trump not only mixed up the officials, he mixed up the date, too.
A corrected post has since been uploaded:
Spoke to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of Sri Lanka this morning to inform him that the United States stands by him and his country in the fight against terrorism. Also expressed condolences on behalf of myself and the People of the United States!
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