Brian Karem is the White House correspondent for Playboy, executive editor for local Maryland newspapers, and a liberal CNN political analyst, is not an expert on American history. During the State of the Union Address, Karem thought he’d caught President Donald Trump making a mistake when he said the motto of the United States is “In God we trust.” Karem tweeted, “Our motto is “in God we trust.” – WRONG. Our motto has been E Pluribus Unum – out of many One.” He was wrong, and people immediately pounced.
“In God we trust” officially became the national motto in 1956. It was reaffirmed in 2002, 2006, and 2011, with it passing the House of Representatives in 2011 by a vote of 396 to 9.
Twitter users with access to Google immediately pounced on Karem’s ignorance.
Lol. Trump was actually correct though… pic.twitter.com/9N4q2qXPVq
— Britt (@brittt_mcguire) January 31, 2018
I thought the same thing. It was changed in 1956 officially to “In God We Trust.” I just looked it up. pic.twitter.com/9Y6ctNC6Ga
— Maggie (@maggiemae802) January 31, 2018
All you had to do was Google it… pic.twitter.com/BYEjU7grN1
— F. Bill McMorris (@FBillMcMorris) January 31, 2018
— Wakeup (@Goodtimes125) January 31, 2018
In God We Trust has been the official motto of the United States since 1956.
It replaced E Pluribus Unum.
Maybe you should research before commenting. it helpshttps://t.co/fbnxpJKRlJ
— Edward Kenway (@themanfronUNCLE) January 31, 2018
OMG you’re an executive editor & you did t know this? God help us
— MadelineLCarpentiere (@MLCarpentiere) January 31, 2018
E Pluribus Unum was the de facto motto of the United States until 1956 when we officially adopted “In God We Trust”. Check your facts
— Dan Ruddy (@DanThedanruddy) January 31, 2018
Delete the tweet, Brian. Issue a correction. Show responsibility.
— GAH… DAMN IT!!!!! (@caseycdecker) January 31, 2018