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Unverified Teddy Roosevelt ‘Quotation’ Lives On

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Viral social media posts attribute a quotation about how “to anger” a conservative and a liberal to President Theodore Roosevelt. But there’s no evidence he ever said it.


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A popular meme revived on social media puts words in the mouth of President Theodore Roosevelt.

“To anger a conservative, lie to him,” the quotation reads. “To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.”

That supposed quotation has online for years

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