As President Barack Obama gave a shout-out to families affected by last week’s tornado in Monroe, Oklahoma, he was off by about 200 miles.
Let he who is without gaffes cast the first stone, but the President accidentally flubbed the real name of the devastated town–Moore. There is a real Monroe, OK, but it’s a little over three hours east by car from Moore.
Susan Crabtree of The Washington Times reports on Obama’s verbal slip, made during a Tuesday speech at the Jersey Shore.
“You can count on the fact that you won’t be alone,” he said, referring to disasters like last year’s downgraded hurricane, Superstorm Sandy. “Your fellow citizens will be there for you. Just like we’ll be there for folks in Breezy Point and Staten Island, and obviously we’re going to be there for folks in Monroe, Oklahoma.”
The Washington Free Beacon has made this supercut showing that Obama isn’t the only politician to misstate the recovering city’s name.