Obama: We’ll Be There for Folks of ‘Monroe, Oklahoma’

Blumenthal also called Moore 'Monroe' in Tuesday interview


President Obama said the government would be there for the “folks in Monroe, Oklahoma after the devastation of last week” during his address on the Jersey Shore Tuesday afternoon, making him the second Democrat Tuesday to call Moore, the city crushed by a tornado May 20, by the same incorrect name.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.) also called it “Monroe” in an MSNBC interview with Chris Jansing, so the Washington Free Beacon put together this pronunciation guide:

It’s Moore. Not Monroe. Monroe is an unincorporated community more than 200 miles east of Moore, close to the Oklahoma-Arkansas border.