Filmmaker Ken Burns, as part of a documentary, has filmed all the living presidents and several other celebrities reciting the Gettysburg Address, which was given by President Lincoln 150 years ago.
All of them successfully recited the complete address, with one notable exception: President Obama.
In a line that every other participant read as “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom,” Obama left out the phrase “under God.”
It’s a curious flub, of the sort that seems to keep happening to this president.
Perhaps the teleprompter skipped a beat.
Anniversary celebrations at the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg are expected to attract dignitaries, celebrities and history enthusiasts.
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