US President Donald Trump on Friday made the classic Good Friday gaffe, mistaking it for Easter and wishing people. Interestingly, Trump has not yet deleted the tweet, which has garnered over 30,000 retweets.
HAPPY GOOD FRIDAY TO ALL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 10, 2020
However, Trump, known for his incessant tweeting habits and controversial tweets, was not spared by Twitterati, who tore into him for lacking the basic schoolboy knowledge.
For the uninitiated, Good Friday is a day of sorrow, fasting and penance and commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. On the other hand, Easter Sunday is a day commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead as per the New Testament.
Here are a few tweets that slammed the US President for his apparent ignorance.
Just another evidence you know absolutely NOTHING about Christianity. There's nothing happy about Good Friday. Wait for Easter Sunday. 🤦🏾— Chidi®️ (@ChidiNwatu) April 10, 2020
This is a solemn day for Christians. It's not called Happy Friday. Like not knowing what the significance of Pearl Harbor was, I'd suggest the President doesn't know what happened on Good Friday according to the scriptures.— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) April 10, 2020
— Skyleigh #50th Day@🏠 (@Sky_Lee_1) April 10, 2020
HAPPY LAST GOOD FRIDAY OF THIS PRESIDENCY!— Power to Impeach PAC (@powertoimpeach) April 10, 2020
It’d be a better Friday if you resigned— Edward Hardy (@EdwardTHardy) April 10, 2020