Multiple fact-checkers attempted to combat complaints this week from President Donald Trump over Democrats omitting “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance at their virtual convention, rating such charges “mostly false.”
The Democrats took the word GOD out of the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democrat National Convention. At first I thought they made a mistake, but it wasn’t. It was done on purpose. Remember Evangelical Christians, and ALL, this is where they are coming from-it’s done. Vote Nov 3!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 22, 2020
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In other words, while the words “under God” were stripped from the Pledge of Allegiance on two occasions during the Democrat convention, Snopes concluded that online claims that it happened are “false” because the DNC didn’t tell them not to say the phrase.
Watch it happen here:
I guess the “Under God” part just isn’t important to Democrats.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 19, 2020
PolitiFact followed suit.
“The DNC did not omit ‘one nation under God’ from the Pledge of Allegiance,” the left-leaning fact-checker concluded. In the next line, however, the PolitiFact “fact check” contradicts its own conclusion: “Some caucuses omitted ‘under God’ from the Pledge of Allegiance during the Democratic National Convention meetings.”