Former CIA director John Brennan has over 24,000 retweets and over 70,000 likes on this Abraham Lincoln quote he tied to the House hearing for disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok this week:
Watching the spectacle of the House “hearing” with Peter Strzok today, I was reminded of the words of Abraham Lincoln:
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) July 13, 2018
Except ………… Lincoln never said this as written:
Lincoln never said that. https://t.co/QVheaWOvbM
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) July 14, 2018
But Lincoln did say something similar in what’s known as the Lyceum Address from 1838:
I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
You know, it might be a problem when one of the nation’s top intelligence experts can’t determine what’s real and what’s not on the internet, which leads to thousands of other people believing it’s true.
And because this is 2018 and there’s a tweet for everything, yes, President Trump has used this same bogus quote himself:
America will never be destroyed from the outside.If we falter and lose our freedoms,it will be because we destroyed ourselves. A. Lincoln
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 16, 2015
We’ve reached the point where the president’s critics and the president will use the same bogus Lincoln quote to bash each other in an endless loop. Wonderful.
ICYMI ==> 'Explains a LOT!' Sharyl Attkisson SMACKS John Brennan after his latest anti-Trump rant https://t.co/SWy1L3ULGd
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 11, 2018
Keep DIGGING! John Brennan's claim his attacks on Trump aren't political triggers white-hot BACKFIRE https://t.co/IzHV5EHbXo
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 1, 2018
Oh SNAP! John Brennan's terrible, no-good, very bad day on Twitter was more EMBARRASSING than we realized https://t.co/Vg7IKC61Oh
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 21, 2018