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Lincoln Project Tweeted ‘Manipulated Media’ Falsely Depicting President Trump’s Speech

The video, which has since been deleted from The Lincoln Project’s page, was deceptively edited to make Trump’s remarks seem incoherent.


Twitter labeled a tweet from The Lincoln Project, a NeverTrump political action committee, depicting an edited video of President Trump’s “Salute to America” speech as “manipulated media.”

In the video, Trump appears to be claiming that Desert Storm, a military operation in 1991 in Iraq, took place in Vietnam. The full context, however, shows that President Trump was actually listing off various U.S. conflicts.

The video, which has since been deleted from The Lincoln Project’s page, was also fact-checked by multiple sources including Snopes and CNN. 

The Lincoln Project has been a long adversary of Trump, often tweeting and taking out advertisements criticizing his leadership. 

“Under the leadership of Donald Trump, our county is weaker and sicker and poorer,” one ad stated. “And now, Americans are asking, ‘If we have another four years like this, will there even be an America?’” asked another.

President Trump pushed back on the May 2020 ad, calling the Lincoln Project “a disgrace to Honest Abe.”

According to NBC News, “The Trump campaign has called the Lincoln Project a ‘scam PAC,’ accusing members of ‘lining’ their pockets.”

Trump has also been the target of Twitter’s “manipulated media” alert. In early June, President Trump tweeted an obviously fake video of a “racist baby” that was marked with the fact checking alert.