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.
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. Remember Evangelical Christians, and ALL, this is where they are coming from-it’s done. Vote Nov 3!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 22, 2020
This is another straight-up lie. Here’s a link to the Pledge of Allegiance being said, with “under God” included. It was said that way every night of the convention. https://t.co/bqHrRS0Keo
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) August 22, 2020
You’re a pussy-grabbing, accused sexual abuser and rapist, serial-cheating, disabled-mocking, pathologically-lying corrupt racist sociopath who literally attacked the Pope. There is nothing about “God” that applies to you…
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) August 22, 2020
OMG! Those libs did what? They hate God they…hey, I hear them saying God in the Pledge. They must have put it back in to cover it up. I bet Soros was involved! And Satanic gourmet zombie chefs from California! Those crafty Libs and their God hating creative editing techniques!!
— JeremyNewberger (@jeremynewberger) August 22, 2020
You lie about the weirdest things.pic.twitter.com/4xn5tpFVJG
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) August 22, 2020