Trump Gloats Over ‘Cute!’ Reagan Quote That He Never Even Said

President Donald Trump speaks about his administration's national security strategy at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on December 18, 2017. President Donald Trump rolled out his first "Nati... President Donald Trump speaks about his administration's national security strategy at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on December 18, 2017. President Donald Trump rolled out his first "National Security Strategy", a combative document designed to put meat on the bones of his "America First" sloganeering. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 8, 2019 12:05 p.m.
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President Donald Trump seems to have jumped the gun on a glowing quote that former President Ronald Reagan never said about him, according to PolitiFact.

“Cute!” Trump quote-tweeted in response to a tweet originally posted in February 2017 of Trump and Reagan shaking hands. The account in question appears to have been suspended as of late Monday morning.

A repost of the image with the false Reagan quote began circulating on Facebook last February, PolitiFact reported.

One great man recognizes another great man. Reagans prophecy came true.

Posted by Tony DeFrancisco on Monday, February 4, 2019

According to PolitiFact, the image was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed.

Joanne Drake, chief administrative officer of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, told PolitiFact that despite the Nov. 1987 photo’s authenticity, Reagan “did not ever say that about Donald Trump.”

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