Early this morning, President Trump publicly declared his love for farmers and for Tennessee and his eagerness to address the Farm Convention in Nashville later that day—only to delete his tweet a few hours later to cover his 535-mile error.
According to the White House, President Trump’s schedule included a stop and remarks at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention in New Orleans today, not Tennessee.
President Trump’s propensity for tweeting and deleting is well established, having begun on the first day of his presidency. There has been some controversy over the habit, for his posted tweets, legally, are considered presidential record—and even the deleted and altered ones are archived as a result.
President Trump’s deleted tweet mistaking Nashville for New Orleans is only a small addition to the ever-growing number of over 400 tweets he’d prefer we forgot he made.