Trump Lies About Pledge At Democratic Convention

Here’s what really happened:

The DNC did not omit “under God” from the pledge, nor did they forbid its use. In fact, during every recitation of the pledge before each night’s events — the 2020 DNC lasted four nights — the phrase “under God” was included.

Political conventions are sprawling events. In addition to the “main events” that take place during the nationally televised program each night, individual caucuses and councils also meet throughout the week.

In two of these meetings of smaller individual caucuses — the LGBTQ caucus meeting and the Muslim Delegates Assembly on Aug. 18 — the phrase “under God” was omitted from the pledge. On the national stage, however, the phrase “under God” was spoken during the recitation of the pledge during each of the DNC’s four nights.