NPR Tweeted Declaration Of Independence, And Trump Supporters Flipped Out
Some supporters of President Donald Trump didn’t recognize one of the nation’s founding documents and accused the broadcaster of inciting violence and even revolution.
Many of those comments have since been deleted and at least one user deleted an entire Twitter account.
But the tweets live on, some still posted online while others have been preserved in screen captures.
Here are some of those tweets and the reactions to them:
Are you drunk? Your silly tweets make your state of mind questionable.
— LadyJJ (@Deplorable_JJ) July 5, 2017
— Terry (@xebec78) July 4, 2017
— ♥️ (@LoveRunandPray) July 4, 2017
Seriously, this is the dumbest idea I have ever seen on twitter. Literally no one is going to read 5000 tweets about this trash.
— Darren Mills 🇺🇸 (@darren_mills) July 4, 2017
there's nothing more american than getting pissed because you think the declaration of independence is shitting on the president pic.twitter.com/gkWSTR8SIY
— Goth Ms. Frizzle (@spookperson) July 4, 2017
When you're triggered by the Declaration of Independence bc you want so badly to submit to King Donald the Doll-Handed.... pic.twitter.com/aEyLEu24Qc
— Alexandra 🦅 (@AlexandraAimee) July 4, 2017
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) July 5, 2017
ngl I think the tyrant shoe fits 45, but when you don't recognize our own declaration/think this isn't the place for sharing the doc . . pic.twitter.com/MfjgDqGtId
— Cat of Themyscira (@thistlekitty) July 4, 2017
Happy Independence Day, and don't forget, a bunch of Trump supporters lost their shit when NPR read the Declaration of Independence today...
— Varex_Sythe (@Varex_Sythe) July 5, 2017
this whole thread is an indictment of American reading comprehension :P
— Will Bradley 🇺🇸 (@willbradley) July 5, 2017
At least some of those who reacted to the tweets issued mea culpas afterward.
“I took NPR out of context and had a stupid moment,” wrote D.G. Davies, who had accused the network of condoning violence. “Never underestimate one’s capacity to learn. Sometimes it’s painful. But it’s valuable above pride.”
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