WASHINGTON, DC: Former President Bill Clinton angered social media users after posting a tribute to former first lady Rosalynn Carter on Sunday, November 10.
While the tribute was originally intended to honor the late Carter, who passed away at the age of 96, the post mistakenly paid homage to Dianne Feinstein, who passed away about two months ago.
Also read: Sean Hannity mocked as he reported Hillary Clinton was heckled over Bill Clinton’s visits to Jeffrey Epstein’s island
Internet users were quick to react to Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton’s tribute to Carter, calling it a “hasty copy and paste.”
The tribute began with a short message that read: “Rosalynn Carter was the epitome of a life lived with purpose.”
After writing “my and Hillary’s full statement”, the Clintons posted the full typed statement online where the late Senator Feinstein’s name can be seen even in the first sentence of the condolence message.
The statement began with the message: “Hillary and I are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend Senator Dianne Feinstein…”.
Also read: Who is Alex Rosen? Man dragged out of Hillary Clinton rally after repeatedly questioning him about Bill Clinton’s visits to Jeffrey Epstein’s island
Internet users criticized the former president for his gaffe and accused him of not having proofread the message before posting it online, with some even accusing him of copying and pasting the same document.
Bill Clinton’s message (X/@BillClinton)
Also Read: What is George Stephanopoulos’ Net Worth? Former Democratic aide earns $15 million a year from ‘GMA’
The original message, however, was later deleted and replaced with a new tribute dedicated to the former first lady.
Rosalynn Carter was the epitome of a life lived with purpose. My and Hillary’s full statement: pic.twitter.com/VJHfc8oLh4
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) November 19, 2023
“A heartfelt message straight from the staff heartfelt message file”
The accidental homage to Diane Feinstein inadvertently turned into comedic gold, with social media users going to great lengths to troll the mistake.
One user said: “Wow. This is a real mistake. Does anyone proofread or pay attention to detail these days?”
Wow. This is a real mistake. Does anyone proofread or have attention to detail these days?
— Molly Meredith (@mmeredith1984) November 20, 2023
Another social media user said: “Cut and paste in a hurry.”
Hastily copy and paste
— Saundeesay (@saundeesay) November 20, 2023
Someone else joked: “Classic. A heartfelt message straight from the staff heartfelt message file…”
Classic. A heartfelt message straight from the staff heartfelt message file.
— D Rider (@GulagMember1029) November 20, 2023
“When you literally don’t care, this is what happens!” said another user.
While you literally don’t care, here’s what’s happening!
— Chris Davis (@cdaviscsag) November 20, 2023
Some users joined the dots and said, “It’s a form memo…just fill in the blank.” »
This is a form memo…just fill in the blank
— cockspur77 (@cockspur77) November 20, 2023
Another user called out the employee and said, “Obviously her employee sucks. He probably should have waited until she finished sending that.”
Obviously his employee sucks. I probably should have waited until she finished sending this.
— howpatchase2 (@howpatchase2) November 20, 2023
Noticing the mistake, one of the netizens explained matter-of-factly: “They probably planned to just change the name, but forgot to do it.”
They probably planned to just change the name, but forgot to do it.
– Eric Lund (@SeeBx) November 20, 2023
Another user said: “Oops! Copy/pasted condolence statements work best when you update the name of the deceased.”
Copy/pasted condolence statements work best when you update the name of the deceased. 🤣🤣
— 🇳🇿 Chris Miller 🇺🇸 (@Wheelman_666) November 20, 2023
When did Senator Dianne Feinstein die?
California Senator Dianne Feinstein died on September 29, 2023, at the age of 90. Meanwhile, Clinton posted the same tribute that was mistakenly used for Carter’s obituary.
My and Hillary’s statement on the passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein. pic.twitter.com/uJf4sLSFbK
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) September 29, 2023
This article contains remarks made on the Internet by individuals and organizations. cannot independently confirm them and does not endorse the claims or opinions made online.
Joe Rogan digs deeper into Jeffery Epstein’s death, claims late financier and sex offender blackmailed Bill Clinton: ‘I got you, bitch’
Harrison Ford talks about his favorite movie line for real-life situations: “Get off my plane!”