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Rob Ford Apparently Doesn’t Understand How Daylight Saving Time Works

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Press Conference
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The embattled crack-smoking mayor of Toronto gave his hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers the wrong clock-setting advice ahead of this weekend's Daylight Savings Time switchover

And in today’s edition of fun Rob Ford news: the scandal-plagued, gaffe-prone Toronto mayor incorrectly advised his 133,000 Twitter followers to turn their clocks back for Daylight Saving Time, instead of forward.

The now-deleted tweet read, “Daylight Saving Time starts this evening, turn your clocks back and change batteries in smoke alarms.” It was up for about 30 minutes, which was plenty of time for snarky backlash and screenshots of the error.

Soon, a new tweet went up with the correct information:

Seriously, why has no one taught Rob Ford that old saying, “spring forward, fall back?”

To be fair, Daylight Saving Time is pretty baffling. Plus, given Ford’s track record (see: lying about smoking crack and then later admitting it), this slip-up seems pretty tame.

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