Trump Claims Thomas Jefferson Wrote The Constitution

Newsweek reports:

Former President Donald Trump falsely called Thomas Jefferson a “principal writer” of the Constitution in a statement slamming New York City officials for voting to remove his statue from New York City Hall.

In the statement, posted to Twitter Tuesday evening by spokesperson Liz Harrington, Trump wrote, “The late, great Thomas Jefferson, one of our most important Founding Fathers, and a principal writer of the Constitution of the United States, is being ‘evicted’ from the magnificent New York City Council Chamber.”

Jefferson did not write the U.S. Constitution. He was in France at the time of the convention. He did, however, write the Declaration of Independence. James Madison is known as the chief architect of the Constitution.

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