‘Red Socks’ Was Just The Tip Of The Iceberg On The WH’s Typo-Filled Thursday

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders talks to reporters after being interviewed on FOX News outside the White House April 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. In lieu of regular press ... WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders talks to reporters after being interviewed on FOX News outside the White House April 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. In lieu of regular press briefings inside the White House, Sanders now regularly stops to talk to reporters after being interviewed by FOX and Friends. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 10, 2019 7:24 a.m.

Someone in the White House communications department is in for a scolding.

On Thursday alone, three different communiques from the White House — including one from Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders herself — included embarrassing mistakes.

The most widely ridiculed of these was “Red Socks” for the Boston team, some of who came to visit the White House on Thursday.

The communications staff clearly is bereft of sports enthusiasts, as soon after the Sox slip-up, a press release was sent out including President Donald Trump’s remarks to the winner of some contest called the “World Cup Series,” which we at TPM assume must be some sort of soccer-baseball hybrid.

Sanders was wise enough to steer clear of athletics, but stumbled nonetheless, touting acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan’s esteemed alma mater: “The Massachusetts Institution of Technology.”

H/T Eli Stokols 

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