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Fri Aug 20, 2021, 03:44 PM

5. Bogus quote alert

Trump jr even misquoted Lincoln, a bogus quote which has been known for years.

A quote falsely attributed to Abraham Lincoln saying that America will be destroyed from the inside not the outside is circulating online. Several Lincoln scholars confirmed to Reuters that this quote is fabricated. However, it is similar to a remark he made at a speech in 1838.
The quote has been debunked by other fact checking organizations, including Snopes in June 2019 PolitiFact in July 2019 Lead Stories in October 2019 here and AFP in June 2020 here..

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-lincoln-quote-fake/fact-check-false-quote-attributed-to-abraham-lincoln-is-distortion-of-an-1838-speech-idUSKBN29V2HH

the Lyceum address {Jan 1838} Lincoln said, “At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”

Your Link: Trump Jr. begins by addressing a "Fellow Patriot": ".... I'm worried about the people right here in our own backyards who share the same hatred for our country as the terrorists hiding in the caves of Afghanistan.
Because when President Lincoln said "America will never be destroyed from the outside .. if we lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves" he was RIGHT.
The most dangerous threats to our republic aren't hiding in caves -- they're hiding in plain sight in our K-12 classrooms."


I suppose trump jr has an out tho, he can claim he was paraphrasing. Eh.

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