The State Department confused the world on Monday when its webpage claimed that Donald Trump’s tenure would end tonight: January 11, 2021.
On a biography page for Trump, the State Department noted that his term began on January 20th, 2017. But it also said, “Trump’s term ended on 2021-01-11.”
The website listed a specific time currently reading as 7:40 p.m. eastern. But a screen capture by Laura Rozen showed the time as 7:49 p.m. And a capture of the page by Archive.org showed it at 7:22.
The page confused people.
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) January 11, 2021
But it wasn’t just Trump whose tenure apparently ends today. The site listed Vice President Mike Pence as ending his tenure today.
Also would draw your attention to… pic.twitter.com/NCl16oUnPA
— Kevin D. Grüssing (pronounced Grew-Sing) (@KevDGrussing) January 11, 2021
— Christopher Miller (@ChristopherJM) January 11, 2021