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Cringe: Obama Calls Tornado-Ravaged Oklahoma City by Wrong Name

Hint: It's "Moore, Oklahoma."

President Barack Obama speaks to crowds along a rain soaked boardwalk on May 28, 2013 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. (Photo: Getty Images)

President Barack Obama botched the name of the Oklahoma city devastated by a tornado just days after touring the devastation as "consoler in chief," in the words of The Hill.

Speaking to victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey on Tuesday, the president said: "Your fellow citizens will be there for you, just like we'll be there for folks in Breezy Point and Staten Island.  And obviously, we're going to be there for the folks in Monroe, Oklahoma, after the devastation of last week."

Did you catch the error?

The city devastated by the massive twister was Moore, Oklahoma, not "Monroe."

President Obama continued in his remarks: "Part of the reason I wanted to come back here was not just to send a message to New Jersey, but send a message to folks in Oklahoma.  When we make a commitment that we’ve got your back, we mean it, and we’re not going to finish until the work is done. Because that’s who we are.  We help each other as Americans through the bad times, and we sure make the most of the good times."

Watch video of the slip via Breitbart, below:

The Washington Free Beacon notes that the president isn't the first one to confuse the two cities, which are roughly two hundred miles apart.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.) recently referred to Moore as "Monroe" during an MSNBC interview with Chris Jansing.



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