Folks on Twitter joked Friday that President Donald Trump may now possess a time machine after spotting a typo in a media advisory emailed out by the White House’s press office.
The gaffe, which was shared by multiple people on Twitter, invited reporters to attend the Rose Garden to listen to “remarks by” Trump at 1 p.m. But, as many people pointed out, it was sent 41 minutes later at 1:41 p.m.
White House just sent an advisory to press: At 1:00PM, Trump will make remarks in the Rose Garden. Advisory was sent at 1:41PM. pic.twitter.com/EmU5B1zZrw
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) January 4, 2019
The blunder inevitably inspired some mocking responses:
He’s announcing the invention of the time machine!
— Gary E. Walker (@gewalker) January 4, 2019
The proofreaders quit a long time ago
— Restore Democracy (@RestoreDemos) January 4, 2019
So is time travel part of the Space Force now? Cool!
— Ronnie Walter (@LicenseToDraw) January 4, 2019
Quick! someone stop Old Biff from giving him the Sports Almanac!
— Lisa (@GibbsGirlAbby) January 4, 2019
If a POUTUS shouts in a rose garden and there are no reporters to hear it, did it happen?
— Dan Cotter (@DCotter1) January 4, 2019
“Even a broken clock is right twice a….oops, never mind.”
— Disestablishmentarianist-1 (@robwoodyard1) January 4, 2019
That’s one way to make sure he doesn’t lie on camera…
— Alex Simpson (@AlexSimpson11) January 4, 2019
spring forward, fall back.
So I think that means 1:00 EDT would have been noon….oops.
— Eleanor Harvey (@Temporal_Fugue) January 4, 2019
Woooow. Not knowing if the event is going to happen in time to send the e-mail is bad, but not even knowing what part of the year you’re in? This white house is the most incompetent set of nincompoops we’ve ever had.
— Don’t Look In The Box Or You Collapse The Waveform (@ShrodingersCake) January 4, 2019