'Maybe He Said It to Frederick Douglass,' GOP Gets Trolled for Tweeting Fake Abraham Lincoln Quote on His Birthday

President Abraham Lincoln. (Photo by Matthew Brady/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)

'Maybe He Said It to Frederick Douglass,' GOP Gets Trolled for Tweeting Fake Abraham Lincoln Quote on His Birthday

Looks like the "party of Lincoln" needs a new description.

Published February 13, 2017

  1. On February 12, the GOP Twitter page tweeted a quote from Abraham Lincoln for his birthday
  2. The only problem was that the quote was fake

    The site Quote Investigator believed the quote was most likely first spoken by a medical doctor named Edward J. Stieglitz, quoted in the Chicago Tribune in 1947.

  3. The tweet has since been deleted, but not without people commenting on the irony of the situation
  4. It did not take long for a game to be made out of the embarrassing blunder
  5. Fake quotes from Lincoln were posted all over Twitter
  6. One person tweeted the ultimate response that combined another mishap from the Trump administration

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Matthew Brady/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)

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