US President Donald Trump's Twitter blunders are nothing new to us. His tweets provide fodder to the trolls every time, and this time his Diwali greetings did the job.
While he celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights in the White House, after almost a week, he also forgot to wish Hindus.
Today, we gathered for Diwali, a holiday observed by Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains throughout the United States & around the world. Hundreds of millions of people have gathered with family & friends to light the Diya and to mark the beginning of a New Year. https://t.co/epHogpTY1A pic.twitter.com/9LUwnhngWJ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2018
Netizens quickly pointed out his mistake and trolled him brutally.
It's like when you study the harder little things so much that you forget the larger, obvious answer🤦♂️😂 https://t.co/GC0eBGmq0v— Bob, the Wallace (@RobertCharlsIII) November 14, 2018
They cannot get anything figuratively right, either.— Eva D. Struction (@FriendofPiglet) November 14, 2018
It’s a Hindu festival, you moron. At this rate you’ll be wishing jews a happy Eid and Muslims on Christmas.— Ram (@ramprasad_c) November 14, 2018
A week late and still manages to screw it up 👏👏 https://t.co/rJqYikHTRC— Shiven Shah (@ShahShiven) November 14, 2018
🙂 Someone wanna tell those excited Indians they Buddhists now? Can't wait for next year when the mormons celebrate Eid. https://t.co/DPGfYe5Ymb— Vir Das (@thevirdas) November 14, 2018
Being a Buddhist all my life, how did I miss this? 🤔— Chamila Dilshan (@cdwijayarathna) November 14, 2018
Hey, whoever wrestled Trump’s phone away to post this: Pretty sure Hindus also have some interest in Diwali pic.twitter.com/eC27oXSoW0— Jeff Yang (@originalspin) November 14, 2018
Good to see Indian culture in US. Why to mention any caste or religion. But since u have mentioned.. let me tell u .. u forgot Hindus for whom it's biggest festival.— Vikaas Verma (@Vikaas007) November 14, 2018
Trump's Twitter account posted a Diwali tweet that didn't mention Hindus, then deleted it, then... reposted it again with a different link but still no Hindus? pic.twitter.com/6zRqLzOA0r— Tom Phillips (@flashboy) November 13, 2018
It took President Trump three attempts to get his tweets right, but till then the harm was already done.
It was my great honor to host a celebration of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, in the Roosevelt Room at the @WhiteHouse this afternoon. Very, very special people! https://t.co/kQk7IvpSFo pic.twitter.com/tYlBABg4JF— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2018