Trump Lawyer Jenna Ellis Defends Posting Fake Teddy Roosevelt Quote Because The Idea is ‘True’

Jenna Ellis, a lead attorney for President Donald Trump, posted a fake Teddy Roosevelt quote on Twitter Wednesday — later doubling down on her tweet because the idea is “true.”

Ellis posted a photograph of Roosevelt alongside a quote that reads, “To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.”

The popular meme, which does not include a date or possible origin of the quotation, often makes the rounds on Twitter and has been debunked by several sources.

After getting called out on her mistake multiple times, Ellis took to Twitter again to defend her post:

For people asking, this quotation has been attributed to Roosevelt, but there isn’t a specific record of him saying this
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