Early Tuesday morning, President Trump took aim at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), misattributing a quote to her that actually came from a Fox News reporter.
"Nancy Pelosi just stated that 'it is dangerous to let the voters decide Trump’s fate.' @FoxNews," Trump tweeted. "In other words, she thinks I’m going to win and doesn’t want to take a chance on letting the voters decide. Like Al Green, she wants to change our voting system. Wow, she’s CRAZY!"
According to various reports, Trump was inadvertently quoting Fox News chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel, who said during a broadcast Monday night that "Pelosi circulated a memo to Democrats tonight telling them it would be dangerous to let voters decide President Trump's fate when it comes to the Ukraine investigation."
Regardless of the quote's origin, the president's words sparked a lot of discussion in the comment thread that developed beneath his tweet.
@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews No. What @SpeakerPelosi is saying is, it’s dangerous to allow a corrupt traitor like you… https://t.co/Hd31vMmnGu— Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy)1574165652.0
@okkie48 @penneyewart @realDonaldTrump @FoxNews If trump were to claim insanity, what would that mean for his Admin… https://t.co/YcEA6ZX8Yw— Cat (@Cat)1574170633.0
@bfraser747 @realDonaldTrump @FoxNews His quote is completely wrong, here's the real quote from her: "That dangerou… https://t.co/TlWqi6B9IW— 🏳️🌈 Satanic Zaphirax 🏳️🌈 (@🏳️🌈 Satanic Zaphirax 🏳️🌈)1574141741.0
@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews Hardly. Pelosi logically thinks it's dangerous to wait to remove you from office until th… https://t.co/fb47U80a77— ResistanceRules (@ResistanceRules)1574140839.0
@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews When I see you quote someone, I immediately doubt your honesty. So let me check and see i… https://t.co/B4HYwQTfDE— JRehling (@JRehling)1574142052.0
Reminder that President Trump’s re-election is likely also being helped by Russia, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Israe… https://t.co/o4UVCyFEa3— David Rothschild (@David Rothschild)1574174246.0
@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews The danger is that you invite help from our adversaries. The Russians may interfere more… https://t.co/eEhDb2u4fy— Hettie (@Hettie)1574173179.0
More #fakenews from @realDonaldTrump. Trump bashed Nancy Pelosi for an impeachment quote. It actually came from a… https://t.co/zITtjFlZt9— (((Alan Rosenblatt, PhD))) #PresidentElectBiden (@(((Alan Rosenblatt, PhD))) #PresidentElectBiden)1574174703.0