Perhaps it's an honest mistake
it almost assuredly is. from the media angle, though, the willful ignorance of the comment, especially in light of the last administration, is kind of striking. this is a taylor made "bushism" if there was one
But if it is, it highlights a much more important point. This is something that he is claiming would be a big deal if it got shut down.
The problem is, it did shut down and the event was so insignificant that nobody noticed, including him apparently.
So how many of the other departments could flat out close their doors tomorrow and the only people that notice are the people that work there?