All four nights of the Democratic National Committee Convention featured the Pledge of Allegiance. And all four nights the words "under God" were included.
But President Donald Trump on Saturday falsely claimed the phrase was omitted.
"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!" Trump tweeted early Saturday morning.
"That's a misleading accusation. The central programming of the convention featured the entire pledge, complete with 'under God,'" the Associated Press reported.
Trump's claim was also debunked with video evidence.
@realDonaldTrump 🤔 https://t.co/aRuWi8rrrk— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch.com)1598108323.0
And the president's mental acuity was questioned after Trump posted his false claim.
@realDonaldTrump You obviously have dementia. They said God in the Pledge of Allegiance every single night.— Mrs. Krassenstein (@Mrs. Krassenstein)1598097480.0
Nonetheless, after a day of golf, Trump repeated his false claim more than 14 hours later.
Now they’re trying to deny this, but they can’t! https://t.co/vNW3I3pPNK— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1598146007.0
Here's some of what people were saying about Trump:
The insane president is back on the lie he said this morning, even though video evidence clearly shows the opposite… https://t.co/aRcRTEjYr0— Ed Kamen (@Ed Kamen)1598146322.0
It’s no secret that Trump lied in his tweet about the Pledge of Allegiance. We know this. But let’s put this in co… https://t.co/DWVgprtbMb— Melissa Blake (@Melissa Blake)1598142603.0
He's posting a clip from a smaller caucus event that a handful of people attended, after lying about what Democrats… https://t.co/WKfOcifp9A— Hemant Mehta (@Hemant Mehta)1598146793.0
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's distortion on Dems and the pledge https://t.co/49SMwoGVjE— Jim Avila (@Jim Avila)1598140511.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump, the president of evangelicals and golf, but not the 170,000 dead Americans who he never talks about.— Chris B (@Chris B)1598146142.0
The Eighth Commandment says "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor" Here Trump is once again braz… https://t.co/JQwlXt1Hyv— Steven Greenhouse (@Steven Greenhouse)1598137933.0
@realDonaldTrump You'd be 100% correct if you weren't 100% wrong.— V for Vendetta (against Trump) (@V for Vendetta (against Trump))1598146053.0
Here's what the Bible says about people who fixate on meaningless symbolic "gestures" of godliness: "Mark this: Th… https://t.co/kILXShgsOB— Ashton Pittman (@Ashton Pittman)1598147052.0
@realDonaldTrump This is so lame coming from Trump, who clearly has zero interest in living by the word of GOD. Eac… https://t.co/NWweJ0Yzok— MURRAY🧢🇺🇸 (@MURRAY🧢🇺🇸)1598147364.0
@realDonaldTrump Thou shalt not bear false witness Donny. No wonder why even your own family despises you. https://t.co/aRuWi8rrrk— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch.com)1598146170.0
JFC. There is no God so this entire thing is just insane and for people who believe in outlandish fairy tales. https://t.co/aPGoy0sgxV— Jonathan Dean Richie (@Jonathan Dean Richie)1598147585.0
@realDonaldTrump Dude. We all watched it, and there is tape. You are FLAT OUT LYING. But what's new?— 306 Baby!!!🕶 (@306 Baby!!!🕶)1598146259.0