President Donald Trump reacted in "outrage" to a misleading Fox News report about the Pledge of Allegiance -- and he was buried in ridicule.
City Council members in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, voted last month to stop reciting the pledge ahead of their public meetings, but they're reconsidering the decision after it prompted local and national controversy.
"Fox & Friends" inaccurately reported that the City Council had "banned" the pledge, and the president took the bait in a Tuesday morning tweet.
"Outrage is growing in the Great State of Minnesota where our Patriots are now having to fight for the right to say the Pledge of Allegiance," Trump tweeted. "I will be fighting with you! @foxandfriends"
Outrage is growing in the Great State of Minnesota where our Patriots are now having to fight for the right to say… https://t.co/ROp1TE0VJR— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1562674715.0
Other Twitter users made fun of his gullibility.
The President of the United States gets most of his information from a basic cable morning show.— Grudgie the Whale (@Grudgie the Whale)1562675262.0
@realDonaldTrump @foxandfriends Pulitzer for the reporter who asks the clown to recite the pledge at the next press… https://t.co/437ESGbiG7— Scott Haas (@Scott Haas)1562675113.0
Another manufactured outrage to devote the news-cycle to https://t.co/Hy40WEHKv8— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1562675330.0
President's a rapist who keeps children in cages but oh look over there everyone a fuckin city council somewhere de… https://t.co/P4tU6XMEj5— Tom Tomorrow is so very tired (@Tom Tomorrow is so very tired)1562675281.0
@realDonaldTrump @foxandfriends but hey, they can say Merry Christmas again...maybe you ought to turn off the tv se… https://t.co/bCimC8jI3D— kapalm (@kapalm)1562674869.0
@realDonaldTrump @foxandfriends Go fuck yourself. Learn the first amendment.— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1562674773.0
@realDonaldTrump @foxandfriends sir I attempted to say the pledge in a buffalo wild wings during the women’s soccer… https://t.co/eAm0xGtIO5— kilgore trout (@kilgore trout)1562675072.0
@realDonaldTrump @foxandfriends Presidents prior to you spent their mornings reading and receiving daily briefings.… https://t.co/SXobgq86kh— MatthewDicks (@MatthewDicks)1562675030.0
@realDonaldTrump @foxandfriends So fox is avoiding the news and making stuff up. Shock.— Bry10ac (@Bry10ac)1562675006.0
@realDonaldTrump @foxandfriends Bet you can’t recite the pledge of allegiance— whiskey shakes (@whiskey shakes)1562674915.0
@realDonaldTrump @foxandfriends his capitalization still baffles me two bucks that trump doesn’t know all the word… https://t.co/FSv1EqJUOP— Shelly Splainin’ (@Shelly Splainin’)1562675597.0
@realDonaldTrump @foxandfriends One council has voted to remove the necessity to recite the pledge at every council… https://t.co/k4EoNvbHJl— Samuel D Jackson (@Samuel D Jackson)1562675395.0
@realDonaldTrump @foxandfriends Do you even know where Minnesota is? 🧐— WoahNellie (@WoahNellie)1562675069.0
@realDonaldTrump @foxandfriends Wish I had time to watch 16 hours of tv a day— Mike Groves (@Mike Groves)1562675106.0