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Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves Tricked into Saying “Harry Azcrac” at Virtual Graduation


Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves was duped into congratulating a curiously named student — “Harry Azcrac” — during a virtual graduation ceremony.

In the video streamed live on Facebook, Reeves sends his well wishes to Florence High School’s valedictorian before running down the list of newly minted graduates.

“Harry Azcrac,” the Republican governor reads, before pausing in a sudden realization of what he’s just done.

Prankster Thomas DeMartini took credit for the juvenile joke.

“Proud moment: I got Tate reeves to say the name Harry Azcrac on Facebook live. And yes I’ve been laughing for about 25 minutes now,” DeMartini tweeted on Saturday.

As news of the slip-up went viral, Reeves rolled with the punches and even offered up another classic.

“Harry’s submitter has a bright future as a Simpson’s writer!” he tweeted. “In 10 minutes we’ll be honoring more graduates on Facebook Live. Maybe even Ben—the pride of the Dover family.”

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