On June 4, President Donald Trump ripped actress Bette Midler as a “sick scammer” for sharing a statement on Twitter falsely attributed to the commander-in-chief. One month later, President Trump shared a statement on Twitter falsely attributed to former President Ronald Reagan.
Trump tweeted the quote on Monday morning from an account purporting to represent the Reagan Battalion — a conservative news site. Only, the account was phony (it has seven followers) and so too was the quote it tweeted on Feb. 20, 2017 — superimposed over a picture of Trump and Reagan shaking hands.
To sum up, Trump dug up a two year old tweet from a now-banned fake account to promote a fake Ronald Reagan quote. His original tweet is still online at this writing.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2019
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) July 8, 2019