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Trump Posts Fake Lincoln Quote on Instagram

President Trump accidentally posted a fake Abraham Lincoln quote on Instagram on Sunday.

The Hill reports:

The photo included a caption that read “HAPPY BIRTHDAY Abraham Lincoln!!!” with a quote that said “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

The Republican National Committee on Sunday posted the same image Sunday with the improperly attributed quote.

According to Quote Investigator, a website that tracks the source of quotes, there is no evidence Lincoln uttered this phrase.

The website traced the quote back, not to Lincoln, but to a 1947 book advertisement about aging by Dr. Edward Stieglitz.

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