The president is really having a bad time. After getting so upset at Fox News that he published a series of ranting tweets about how bad they and every other news outlet is, he tried to lighten the mood by retweeting an image of himself shaking Ronald Reagan’s hand with a quote from the former president talking about how presidential Trump seemed.
The Reagan quote is completely made up, and Twitter has already suspended the ridiculous little account that originally posted the image for spreading false information. But Trump still hasn’t deleted his retweet even though it’s now just him saying “Cute!” to the gray “tweet is unavailable” box.
Cute! https://t.co/ylJfs6hh9g— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2019
Thankfully, people are always taking screenshots.
The fake Reagan quote reads: “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 a president.”
There’s probably no better Trump bait than this. It didn’t take a huge amount of retweets for it to reach the current President and get a presidential retweet. And this from an account that reportedly had less than 200 followers before being suspended and was a cheap copy of the official “Reagan Battalion” Twitter account, which is unfortunately still up.
According to Snopes, the photo is real and was taken at a White House “Friends of Art and Preservation in Embassies” Foundation reception in 1987, but there is no record of the quote anywhere. They did find that the quote seems to have originated from a Facebook page called “Trump Train” that is known for sharing fake quotes and other lies.
Trump tweeted out a fake Reagan quote about him. When Reagan did actually send him a note it signed "Reagan Reagan" at the bottom on a form picture. pic.twitter.com/hH0yHgGa3A— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) July 8, 2019
In spite of everybody going out of their way to tell Trump that the quote is fake and the account being suspended, the retweet is still up at the time of this article’s publishing.
So get on board the make-fun-of-Trump train while you can.
Cute! The so-called President of the United States is quote tweeting suspended accounts. pic.twitter.com/SBo5A0YQjS
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 8, 2019
You attacked Bette Midler over a fake quote but you are sharing a proven fake quote ?
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) July 8, 2019
— Cecile (@jumpingraindrop) July 8, 2019
— Stan Diego (@tuttleworld) July 8, 2019
So gullible and hungry for praise trump will retweet any nonsense. Talk about fake news ????. No wonder Putin and Kim are happy that he is president. pic.twitter.com/iMnxGlHPUm
— A.J. (@Carsonovich) July 8, 2019
Cute! You know, not that it matters but Reagan never said this and never really liked Donald especially since he donated to Democrats, but thanks to today's meme world it is now officially a fact. https://t.co/KUD8l1sVms— Meek mILYA (@ILLRAISER) July 8, 2019
He really is your dumb relative on FB that shares the obviously fake memes lol https://t.co/lHKgzr8Fo3— Lonnie Luna II (@LLunaTrexing) July 8, 2019
Retweeting an account with 200 followers,how low can you go? I mean how low? https://t.co/nILRqjmlYa— Sister Resister (@Oliviasmileys) July 8, 2019
"For the life of me, and I'll never know how to explain it, when I met that young woman, I felt like I was the one shaking hands with a 4-time World Cup winner." -- Megan Rapinoe on meeting moi. https://t.co/9f4uBsSxKh— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) July 8, 2019
Cute ❗️ pic.twitter.com/Qajef30jOr— Bet Not (@BetNot) July 8, 2019
Or you could just remind him that his buddy Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on human trafficking charges.
Fixed it. pic.twitter.com/8Hx8LzAPR8
— Santa Claus, CEO (@SantaInc) July 8, 2019
Not Cute. pic.twitter.com/VHYBa2vSlJ
— CHIDI®️ (@ChidiNwatu) July 8, 2019
Sir, you’ve been quite silent about the Jeffrey Epstein indictment. Many people believe that you violently raped Katie Johnson, a 13-year-old girl you met through Epstein at his mansion.
— Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) July 8, 2019
mister president sir, will you be lending your lawyer to Jeffrey Epstein? oh wait you can’t, he’s in prison too
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) July 8, 2019
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) July 8, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein to be arraigned for sex trafficking minors: https://t.co/G4wh8gm85U. (Katie Johnson claims Trump raped her at Epstein’s mansion when she was age 13: https://t.co/Qe3zHdv0rq.) pic.twitter.com/LMtrRmmcyb
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) July 8, 2019
There’s going to be a lot of Trump tweeting this week while things get even worse for him, so brace yourself.