Also, James Madison said Trump would make an excellent host for The Apprentice

Yesterday:

CNN:

Trump passed along a tweet from an obscure account that called itself “The Reagan Battalion,” which appeared to be impersonating a well-known conservative account of the same name. The copycat account had fewer than 300 followers at the time Trump promoted it.

Its tweet read: “Dear weak Conservatives, never forget that you are no match for ‘we the people,’ and our president.” Attached to the tweet was a photo of Trump and Reagan shaking hands — with a supposed Reagan quote superimposed on top.

“For the life of me, and I’ll never know how to explain it, when I met that young man, I felt like I was the one shaking hands with the president,” the supposed quote read.

“Cute!” Trump wrote in his own tweet above the photo.

Ok just stop. Just wait a damn minute here. What sense would that make? Why would Reagan say “For the life of me, and I’ll never know how to explain it” when he died years before it became true? That’s what you would say if a wild prediction of yours came true – but Reagan died long before it did become true. There was nothing to explain because there was no confirmation of that supposed feeling. We don’t even need to be told it’s fake because it’s laughably anachronistic. It might as well be Coolidge or Andrew Jackson saying it.

The fake Reagan quote has been debunked by fact-checkers since 2016, when it began spreading in pro-Trump circles on Facebook. Joanne Drake, chief administrative officer of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, told fact-check website PolitiFact in February, “He did not ever say that about Donald Trump.”

Not saying it is quite easy to explain.

2 Responses to “Also, James Madison said Trump would make an excellent host for The Apprentice”

Leave a Comment

Subscribe without commenting