Many, including politicians, took a few moments on Wednesday to commemorate the lives that were lost 75 years ago during the attack on Pearl Harbor that killed thousands of Americans and essentially thrust the U.S. into World War II.
But Newt Gingrich's attempt was so awful, Twitter users were left with their jaws on the floor.
It all started innocently enough.
But then things took a turn.
While the attack certainly came as a surprise to the world, saying the "Japanese displayed professional brilliance" is a confusing and offensive statement. Dec. 7 is the "date which will live in infamy," as Franklin D. Roosevelt, famously declared. Read more...More about Social Media, Pearl Harbor, Newt Gingrich, Watercooler, and Conversations