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"We've been waging an all out war on American democracy" - Donald Trump (Original Post) Wonder Why Dec 2023 OP
I imagine he was supposed to say "on Democrats" but the truth slipped out... Wounded Bear Dec 2023 #1
Snopes disagrees. BWdem4life Dec 2023 #2
Merci! Mme. Defarge Dec 2023 #3
It was a Freudian slip. ShazzieB Dec 2023 #8
Finally...words of truth from djt Jrose Dec 2023 #4
Well, it sure sounded that way to me. Sorry. Should I just delete the thread or just leave it for our dreams? Wonder Why Dec 2023 #5
Leave it. EOM Scottie Mom Dec 2023 #6
My opinion is he said "in" American Democracy but you should leave your post up. LoisB Dec 2023 #7
When he tells you what he is doing, believe him. James48 Dec 2023 #9
"for American democracy" is what he meant to say, IMO. speak easy Dec 2023 #10

Wounded Bear

(58,259 posts)
1. I imagine he was supposed to say "on Democrats" but the truth slipped out...
Sun Dec 3, 2023, 05:42 PM
Dec 2023

Thanks for the ad campaign, donnie.

ShazzieB

(15,549 posts)
8. It was a Freudian slip.
Sun Dec 3, 2023, 07:35 PM
Dec 2023

Last edited Mon Dec 4, 2023, 03:35 AM - Edit history (1)

No disrespect meant to Snopes (they do good work), but I think they got this one wrong. The difference between "in" and "on" hinges on one vowel sound. He could be saying either of those words, but since "We’ve been waging an all-out war in American democracy" makes no sense, grammatically or otherwise, I'm going with "on."

He may have meant to say something slightly different, who knows. But "waging an all-out war on American democracy" is exactly what he's been doing, so as far as I'm concerned, this is an accidental confession.

Wonder Why

(2,697 posts)
5. Well, it sure sounded that way to me. Sorry. Should I just delete the thread or just leave it for our dreams?
Sun Dec 3, 2023, 06:02 PM
Dec 2023

LoisB

(6,901 posts)
7. My opinion is he said "in" American Democracy but you should leave your post up.
Sun Dec 3, 2023, 07:20 PM
Dec 2023

What does "war in" democracy even mean? Did he mean war in America or war on American Democracy?

speak easy

(8,944 posts)
10. "for American democracy" is what he meant to say, IMO.
Sun Dec 3, 2023, 08:08 PM
Dec 2023

Consciously, be cannot admit that he lost in 2020. "on American democracy" is more Freudian.

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