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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Twitter Users Are Confused Why Trump Called the Alamo 'Beautiful' in His State of the Union Address

Posted By on Thu, Feb 6, 2020 at 11:45 AM

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If you've ever wondered whether President Donald Trump has been to the Alamo, wonder no more.

Toward the end of Tuesday's State of the Union address, the reality-show president began talking about "America's heroes," naming the likes of Thomas Edison, Harriet Tubman, Neil Armstrong and Amelia Earhart. He also mentioned Davy Crockett before having an emotional moment about the Alamo.

"This is the country where children learn names like Wyatt Earp, Davy Crockett, and Annie Oakley," he said. "This is the place where the pilgrims landed at Plymouth and where Texas patriots made their last stand at the Alamo — the beautiful, beautiful Alamo."

Naturally, it didn't take long for Twitter users who have visited the structure to call out Trump. Some folks had issue with Trump describing the Alamo as "beautiful."

Jokesters on the social media site decided Trump's mention was his way of remembering the Alamo. Internet culture being what it is, some users also cracked jokes and created Texas-inspired memes.

Others took his nod to the now-tourist attraction as proof that he didn't really grasp how the Battle of the Alamo went down.

Maybe Trump's blind fascination with the landmark may not even be his own. Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, a former San Antonian, may have hyped it up to him.

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