Trump Says Thomas Jefferson Wrote Constitution and, Uh, Nope
New York City officials voted Monday to officially remove the Jefferson Statue from the City Council chamber, spurred on by Black and Latino Council members who raised the issue because the founding father was a slaveholder.
Trump decried the move and said, “Well, it’s finally happened.”
“The late, great Thomas Jefferson, one of our most important Founding Fathers, and a principal writer of the Constitution of the United States, is being ‘evicted’ from the magnificent New York City Council Chamber.”
There’s just one problem with that sentence: Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.
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