Its tweet read: “Dear weak Conservatives, never forget that you are no match for ‘we the people,’ and our president.” Attached to the tweet was a photo of Trump and Reagan shaking hands — with a supposed Reagan quote superimposed on top.
“For the life of me, and I’ll never know how to explain it, when I met that young man, I felt like I was the one shaking hands with the president,” the supposed quote read.
“Cute!” Trump wrote in his own tweet above the photo.
Facts First: While the photo is real, the supposed quote is fake. Ronald Reagan never said of Trump, “For the life of me, and I’ll never know how to explain it, when I met that young man, I felt like I was the one shaking hands with the president.”
Drake told PolitiFact that the photo was taken on November 3, 1987, in a reception in the White House Blue Room for the Friends of Art and Preservation in Embassies nonprofit.
The Reagan foundation did not respond to CNN’s requests for comment on Monday.
In addition to his own repeated false claims on Twitter, Trump has previously used his account to amplify misinformation from others.
The verified Twitter account called The Reagan Battalion had about 90,000 followers as of Monday. The little-known account that used the same name was quickly suspended from Twitter after Trump promoted it.