Although the photograph of Ronald Reagan shaking hands with Donald Trump is genuine, we found no record of the former President’s uttering the phrase quoted upon meeting the New York business magnate. In fact, this quote wasn’t attached to the photograph at all until 30 July 2016, long after Reagan’s death, when it was posted to the “Trump Train” Facebook page. A previous investigation into “Trump Train” found that the social media site frequently shares hoax stories and fake quotes.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 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