Texas governor mocked for posting quote attributed to Winston Churchill
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Some journalists on Tuesday fact-checked Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) after he posted a tweet that cites a quote misattributed to former United Kingdom Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

"Some insights are timeless," Abbott tweeted, referencing a picture that quotes Churchill saying, "The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists." 

Abbott deleted the tweet several hours after it was posted.

Responding to the quote, The Atlantic's David Frum joked that a phrase often used by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTwitter CEO: 'Not true' that removing Trump campaign video was illegal, as president has claimed Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination Barr says he didn't give 'tactical' command to clear Lafayette protesters MORE could also be attributed to the nation's first president: "In the deathless words of George Washington, 'Collusion is not a crime.'"

"'The problem with quotes on the internet, is often they are not true' -Abraham Lincoln,'" radio and TV personality Benjamin Allbright tweeted.

"Fact check: A similar phrase is attributed to Huey Long, a populist Louisiana governor and senator, but historians say there is decidedly no record of Winston Churchill uttering or writing this," Voice of America's Steve Herman tweeted. 

"It's weird to think that the greatest indication of success is that one day people on the Internet will attribute fake stuff to you," The Washington Free Beacon's Alex Griswold tweeted. 


The tweet came after a weekend in which far-right protests and counterprotests took place in cities such as Berkeley, Calif., and Portland, Ore. 

In addition, the tweet was posted a day after anti-fascist protesters confronted leaders of Turning Point USA, a right-wing organization for conservative college students, while they were eating breakfast in Philadelphia.

-Updated 11:49 a.m.