President Trump accused Democrats of deliberately removing the word “God” from the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic convention last week.
“The Democrats took the word GOD out of the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democrat National Convention. At first I thought they made a mistake, but it wasn’t. It was done on purpose,” Trump said. “Remember Evangelical Christians, and ALL, this is where they are coming from-it’s done. Vote Nov 3!”
The claim went mega-viral on Twitter, but was immediately seized on by partisans and independent fact checkers who said it was false.
The Associated Press declared the tweet a “misleading accusation.”
“The central programming of the convention featured the entire pledge, complete with ‘under God,’” they wrote.
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