Offering condolence to Sri Lanka, Trump overstates death toll to be ‘138 million people’
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Sunday horribly misquoted the loss of life in a progression of lethal blasts in Sri Lanka prior today to be “138 million individuals” yet erased and supplanted it practically thirty minutes after the fact.
The American head — known for his forceful tweeting propensities and regularly silly grammatical errors — offered “sincere sympathies” to the general population of Sri Lanka after the blasts at places of worship and inns in the island country murdered in excess of 200 individuals.
The tweet with the grammatical mistake was particularly appalling because of the way that Sri Lanka’s populace is a little more than 21 million individuals and his announcement saying the assaults “killed somewhere around 138 million individuals” made it resemble the loss of life was multiple times the nation’s absolute populace.
Very nearly 30 minutes after the fact, he supplanted the mistaken tweet and expressed: “138 individuals have been killed in Sri Lanka, with more that 600 seriously harmed, in a psychological militant assault on houses of worship and lodgings.
“The United States offers sincere sympathies to the incredible individuals of Sri Lanka. We stand prepared to help!”