Donald Trump has a habit of jumbling up his words and misspelling things on Twitter, but it's less common for him to make those sort of gaffes in public.
During a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, honouring a Medal of Honor recipient for his service during the Iraq war, the president got a little confused about what someone was wearing.
Staff sergeant David Bellavia was receiving the award thanks to his courageous efforts in November 2004 during the second battle of Fallujah, where he single-handedly killed four insurgents and protected the lives of his squad members.
However, when recounting Bellavia's endeavour, Trump misspoke and claimed that one of the insurgents that Ballavia killed was not only hiding in a wardrobe but he also wearing a wardrobe too.
Next, two more insurgents came out of hiding and fired at David. He returned fire, killing them both.
Then, a third assailant burst out of a wardrobe — wearing a wardrobe — and opened fire.
Trump got confused while reading prepared remarks during the Medal of Honor and said "a third assailant burst out o… https://t.co/nuCwM3fjLH— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1561495501
We can't be sure if Trump was told that or just decided to read it out himself thinking that the attacker was literally dressed as a wardrobe?
Either way, he was mocked for this bizarre utterly moment.
Thank you for changing a terrorist came out of a wardrobe to a terrorist came out wearing a wardrobe, Mr. President… https://t.co/zA4gtfOw5a— Jack Kimble (@Jack Kimble) 1561492019
Trump, awarding medal of honor to staff Sgt. David Bellavia, says assailants jumped out of a wardrobe. Confused by… https://t.co/kCRF8rG4V3— Jill Birdsall (@Jill Birdsall) 1561492377
Trumps prepared remarks during the Medal of Honor speech today. "...a third [sic] 'assailyant' burst out of a wa… https://t.co/EYkV4nsygW— JΞSŦΞR ✪ ΔCŦUΔL³³°¹ (@JΞSŦΞR ✪ ΔCŦUΔL³³°¹) 1561503149
Did Trump just say an assailant jumped “out of a wardrobe” and then correct it to “wearing a wardrobe?” Reading is fundamental.— Myvicariouslyfe (@Myvicariouslyfe) 1561491933
45* just now, at a medal of honor ceremony: "A 3rd insurgent burst out of a wardrobe. Wearing a wardrobe." I sti… https://t.co/xpvljWXPTa— Gloria Bernstein G-Train (@Gloria Bernstein G-Train) 1561492516
“Wearing a wardrobe” DJT. When I think the stupidity cannot get worse, he always comes through!— John Lundberg (@John Lundberg) 1561491961
Lordy. @realdonaldtrump just read (with no comprehension) praise of David Bellavia, the first living Iraq War recip… https://t.co/OVcNew4h8n— Sally Deal 🇺🇸 Pro-Science/Media Sources Matter (@Sally Deal 🇺🇸 Pro-Science/Media Sources Matter) 1561492615
@atrupar Everyday. He is like this.. Everyday.— name withheld (@name withheld) 1561511361
HT Raw Story
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