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Trump Dragged After Getting Name Of NYC's Fire Department Wrong In Now Deleted Posts

Donald Trump tried to tout his man of the people bona fides by bringing pizza to New York City firefighters but ended up calling them by the wrong name in multiple Truth Social posts.

Donald Trump carrying a pizza box
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Former President Donald Trump was ridiculed after mistakenly referring to the New York City Fire Department as "NYFD" instead of the correct acronym, FDNY.

Trump made the gaffe in posts on his social media platform, Truth Social, after delivering pizzas to a Manhattan fire department on May 2 as part of his campaign trail activities and in an effort to tout his "man of the people" bona fides. He also attended a court hearing in his ongoing election interference trial earlier in the day.

Trump posted images and videos of his visit to the fire department and expressed his gratitude to the firefighters. In one post, he wrote:

"Thank you NYFD!!"

You can see Trump's post below.

Screenshot of Donald Trump's post on Truth Social@realDonaldTrump/Truth Social

Trump also referred to the FDNY as the "NYFD" in another post in which he said it was "A true honor to visit the NYFD."

After Trump was alerted to his mistake he deleted and reposted with the proper acronym.

But despite Trump's corrections, he couldn't escape eagle-eyed social media users who proceeded to mock him profusely. Because the internet is forever.

In response to Trump's visit, the FDNY in a statement to Fox News expressed appreciation for anyone who supports its members:

"We appreciate whoever supports our members at the FDNY, no matter their political affiliation."

In addition to his visit to the fire department, Trump spoke to the press outside the Manhattan courtroom where his hush-money trial is ongoing. He criticized a gag order imposed on him in the case, falsely claiming it would prevent him from testifying. Gag orders do not prevent individuals from testifying in court.