Tweet-loving Trump took to Twitter to publicly wish Melania a happy birthday. But embedded in the message was a false fact.
The president known for shooting from the hip didn't put much thought into his tweet when wishing the First Lady a happy birthday. Or did he? If you look closely at the graphic at the lower section of the image, you might notice a discrepancy.
Nothing got past the Argus-eyed users of Twitter, especially when it involved Trump's favorite platform for ruffling feathers with the public.
You'll notice that the American flag in the image is missing a number of stars. There are 39 stars on this particular banner. So which states were casually kicked to the curb?
MSNBC's Christopher Hayes has seen the anomaly before. The 39-star flag was used by the current administration at the end of a video.
There's a cryptic agenda, and it's freaking people out.
Can anyone count in the White House? Actually, that's a whole other story.
What most people don't know is that there was an unofficial 39-star flag at one time.
According to the NY Times, In 1889, makers of flags assumed that the Dakotas would be admitted into the Union as one state. Montana and Washington states were officially admitted into the Union the same year and Idaho was admitted on July 3, 1890. The very next day, the 39-star flag became obsolete, even though it was never an official flag.But if you have $2,200 burning a hole in your pocket, this authentic antique could be yours!
Let's bring America of 1889 back.
So, it's only a mistake on Melania's birthday greeting from the POTUS, no big deal. If age is just a number, what's a few missing stars on our country's flag?
When I moved across the country a couple of months ago, I was trying to find a short-term place to stay while I looked around for an apartment to make my home. I've gone through my share of shady sublets, and was so worried I wouldn't land a spot that I started looking for one to book months in advance. On my first day of browsing, I came across a gorgeous and affordable one-bedroom in a really convenient location, but was super skeptical of the post because of how traumatized I am from my previous experiences.
I've dealt with creeps who ask for a cash deposit then claim they're in the hospital on the exact same day they're supposed to meet me for the keys. I've had people cancel my reservation once I've already landed in their city... Needless to say, I'm a seasoned subletter. When I found this lovely one-bedroom on Craigslist, I was sure the listing was too good to be true. So I took a proactively defensive stance when I reached out via email. I asked for boring specifications on the apartment and went over payment details with exhaustive thoroughness. I even asked if a friend could stop by to make sure there were no secret squatter tenants, or anything sketchy like that. Then, I got an email back.
TWIST: I recognized the address from the gushing fan mail I had sent it years ago. The apartment belonged to my favorite living writer and here I was, casually emailing with her directly. Flash forward a few months and we're friendly and occasionally email each other or meet for coffee to catch up. And that's how my nightmare sublet search turned into a friendship with one of the best and most famous writers of our time.
I live for real-life plot twists like this. They keep us on our toes while we cruise through this journey of life. Which is why when u/whytho37 asked Reddit to share their most insane plot twists, the results were incredible.
Scroll down for twists so good, you wouldn't believe they actually happened if you saw them in a film.