Jenna Ellis posted a photo on Twitter Tuesday night of the 26th president with this quote:Â
â€œTo anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.â€
The problem is there is no evidence Roosevelt ever said that,Â according to Reuters.
A Snopes story from 2016 said the misattributed quote dates back to at least 2004, and possibly to 1999.
After she was called out for using a fake quote for a tweet defending truth and honesty, Ellis defended herself using â€œtruthiness,â€ that term coined by Stephen Colbert to explain things that may not be true, but feel that way.
Twitter users pointed out the flaws in her argument.
In the spirit of Ellisâ€™ post, many Twitter users made up their own quotes and falsely attributed them to her.
One person couldnâ€™t help but speculate on the meaning of the word â€œifea.â€
One person felt the best way to respond to Ellisâ€™ fake Roosevelt quote is with a real one.
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