This Day in Failure: April 2

2019: During a meeting with NATO’s secretary general, President Donald Trump confuses his father and grandfather when referring to his German ancestry. “I have great respect for Angela, and I have great respect for the country,” said Trump, referring to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “My father is German, was German, and born in a very wonderful place in Germany, and so I have a great feeling for Germany…” Trump's father, Fred, was born in New York City. The president’s grandfather, Friedrich, was born in Germany.

2019: White House spokesman Hogan Gidley twice refers to Puerto Rico as “that country” during an MSNBC television appearance in which he defends a series of tweets by President Donald Trump where the president lashed out at leaders of the U.S. territory.

1990: Duke University’s men’s basketball team is defeated by UNLV 103-73, making this the eighth consecutive Final Four appearance for the Blue Devils in which they fail to win a national championship. On this day, the Blue Devils also become the first team to allow more than 100 points in a championship game, and the 30-point margin of defeat is the largest in championship game history.

1932: A $50,000 ransom is paid for the kidnapped son of Charles and Anna Lindbergh. However, the child is not returned and is found dead the following month.