There’s a long history of people on Twitter mixing up who they’re mentioning in a post, whether that’s Nashville reporter Chris Conte versus then-Bears’ safety Chris Conte, Blackhawks’ beat writer Mark Lazerus and NBC Sports chair Mark Lazarus, Nationals’ beat writer Mark Zuckerman and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, or Indiana sportscaster Miles Garrett and Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett. The latest case of this comes from President Donald Trump, who tried to mention Harrisburg, PA radio host R.J. Harris (seen at left above) and instead tagged Ottawa Redblacks’ wide receiver R.J. Harris (seen at right above):
“You go around Pennsylvania and you see Trump signs everywhere. The Donald Trump situation is bigger than the Reagan Revolution. Donald Trump has inspired us.” @RjHarris15 WHP580
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2020
The Redblacks’ Harris responded by saying that these comments weren’t from him, but used the opportunity to promote his upcoming football camp in Maryland:
Aye, he tagged the wrong Rj Harris y’all. But while I got all y’all attention.. don’t forget… REGISTRATION IS LIVE! pic.twitter.com/5mfj5HTE4j
— Rj Harris (@RjHarris15) February 28, 2020
Yep, that’s a missed identification all right, but it’s easy to see how it happened, as CFL player Harris is verified and has 7,309 followers, while radio host Harris is unverified and has 1,022. But yes, it is not the CFL player from Maryland who is talking about Trump signs in Pennsylvania.