August 16, 2020
Fox News host compares Trump boat parade to the Spanish Armada (yeah, the one that got destroyed)​
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July 17, 2020
​Mike Pompeo says NYT 1619 Project is "a disturbed reading of history. It is a slander on our great people” ​
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July 24, 2020
Tom Cotton Proposes Legislation Attacking The 1619 Project​
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July 20, 2020
​Kanye West says Harriet Tubman did not free slaves
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Feb 4, 2020

Ian Miles Cheong Says Nancy Pelosi Ripping Up Trump Speech Was "The Most Classless Act Ever Conducted in Congress"
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Jan 14, 2020
​CT School Restores "Redmen" mascot; it’s not offensive to anyone, Republicans say ​​
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August 20, 2020
Ambassador Ric Grenell calls Trump the “most pro-gay president in American history”​
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July 22, 2020
​Joe Biden says Trump is the first racist elected president​
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June 2, 2020

Mark Zuckerberg says Trump’s “looting and shooting” reference “has no history of being read as a dog whistle”
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June 2, 2020

George W Bush says Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Lincoln, & MLK Jr. were “heroes of unity" 
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Sept 13, 2020
Trump busted for claiming he received non-existent ‘Bay of Pigs Award’ in Twitter rant 
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Sept 6, 2020
Charlie Kirk says Joe Biden is the most corrupt VP in US history [ahem, Paging Spiro Agnew!]​​
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Jan 23, 2020
​Betsy DeVos compares abortion rights debate to slavery

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August 25, 2020
Jerry Falwell, Jr Quotes MLK Jr.—‘Free At Last’—In Leaving Liberty U Over Sex Scandal​
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August 24, 2020
GOP Platform Calls for the Teaching of American Exceptionalism in Schools​
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August 4, 2020
Rep Doug Collins says Trump Admin Has Done More to Combat Human Trafficking Than Any in US History (Historians: Um, Lincoln?)​​​​​
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Sept 17, 2020
Trump Launches 'Patriotic Education’ Commission for US history, Calls 1619 Project 'Ideological Poison’​
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July 21, 2020
​TN Mayor says Confederate flag means “the Black people were freed…slavery was abolished”
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Jan 7, 2020
​Pete Buttigieg said that America’s Founders “did not understand that slavery was a bad thing” 
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July 23, 2020
​Artist Jon McNaughton releases bizarre painting showing US history figures praying with Trump
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May 5, 2020
​Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice compares state's COVID-19 stay-at-home order to Japanese internment​
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See the current list of nominations below. And send your own nominations for the most egregious screwups, lies, and ridiculous statements about U.S. History in 2020 (with a link, please) via DM to: 

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Jan 9, 2020
​Trump says in Ohio, "A couple hundred years ago, there was no one here!"​
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May 5, 2020
​Chris Christie Compares A Rise in Coronavirus Deaths to Restart the Economy to Sacrifices during World War II 
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Feb 19, 2020

Map in widely used US history textbook refers to enslaved Africans as "immigrants" ​
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Send us your nominations! 

July 8, 2020
Ohio lawmaker denounces face masks, saying men who fought in the Revolution & attended the Constitutional Convention did not wear them​
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April 28, 2020
​Columnist Cheryl K. Chumley Says Coronavirus Hype Is Biggest Political Hoax in History
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August 15, 2020
Mississippi town still celebrates Confederacy with a musical​​
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June 23, 2020

​Fox News host defends Andrew Jackson’s role in the Indian Removal Act, Trail of Tears
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April 30, 2020
​NYT article claims "People Have Gone Full 1800s" during Pandemic (Historians: Nope)
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Feb 3, 2020

Montana Republican says Constitution calls for socialists to be ‘jailed or shot'​
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August 24, 2020
Giuliani Says Trump Could Defeat Daniel Webster in a Debate
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May 11, 2020
​Brett Kavanaugh Falsely Claims Tribes Involved in McGirt v OK "aligned with the Confederacy"
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Nominees for the 2020 Weemsy Awardstm

Jan 2, 2020

Rod Blagojevich pens column arguing Lincoln would have been impeached

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April 18, 2020 
​Trump ally compares coronavirus protesters to Rosa Parks
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August 8, 2020
Ben Shapiro says, "the US did not commit genocide against Native Americans. That's a lie" 
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April 26, 2020

NV candidate slams Land O Lakes' removal of Native American woman from packaging as erasing Native American history
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August 25, 2020
Peter Navarro Says “Melania Trump is the Jackie Kennedy of her time”​
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June 8, 2020

Lou Dobbs Says “No President in His First Term in Office Has Ever Seen This Kind of Challenge and Threat to the US”
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August 11, 2020
Dinesh D’Souza says because Kamala Harris descended from a wealthy slaveholder, “she’s a beneficiary, not a victim, of slavery” ​
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April 27, 2020

Fox’s Tomi Lahren Compares Social Distancing to ‘Willful Slavery’ ​
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June 29, 2020
Trump hints at return to slavery; Tells African-Americans to learn history or 'you will go back to it again'​
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Sept 17, 2020
Bill Barr compares coronavirus shutdown to slavery​
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August 10, 2020
Trump Claims ‘1917’ Pandemic Ended World War II—Which Began in 1939
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April 28, 2020
​Dennis Prager Claims "The Lockdown Is The Greatest Mistake in the History of Humanity"
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April 25, 2020

Michigan state senator wore Confederate flag face mask to session over state shutdown
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Jan 22, 2020
​Trump says the wheel was invented in the US
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July 19, 2020
​Trump says US won two "beautiful" World Wars
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April 26, 2020
​Trump Claims to be Hardest Working President in US History ​
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May 18, 2020
​CA Woman Compares Wearing A Mask To Slavery; Says "Muzzles Are For Dogs And Slaves" 
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April 20, 2020

Idaho representative compares coronavirus lockdown to Nazi Germany 
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Feb 19, 2020
​Chicago Elementary School Teacher Sparks Outrage over ‘African animals’ project for Black History Month
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August 18, 2020
Trump Pardons Susan B. Anthony for Arrest She Was Proud Of
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June 23, 2020

Geico pulls ad referencing name of Civil War massacre of black soldiers  
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Jan 21, 2020
​Kellyann Conway Says MLK Would Have Opposed Trump's Impeachment
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June 20, 2020
​Joy Behar Claims George Washington Freed His Slaves
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May 25, 2020

NPS includes Confederate dead among "heroes" who "made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf" in Civil War
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July 26, 2020
​Tom Cotton Calls Slavery ‘The Necessary Evil Upon Which The Nation Was Built’​​
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March 2, 2020
​Bellevue College president, vice president out after mural on Japanese American incarceration was altered to remove reference to local anti-Japanese sentiment 
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June 17, 2020
​Mississippi official says blacks are "dependent" on government because slaveholders provided everything​
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July 14, 2020
​Rush Limbaugh: Americans should “adapt” to coronavirus, like famous pioneers who “had to turn to cannibalism”​
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Jan 8, 2020
​Lou Dobbs compares Sen. Mike Lee to Benedict Arnold for criticizing Trump administration on Iran
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July 6, 2020

RNC’s Liz Harrington denounces Biden for saying the Declaration of Independence means “all men and women — all people — are created equal”
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August 9, 2020
Peter Navarro says “the Lord and Founding Fathers created the executive order”
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June 13, 2020
​Trump campaign plans rally in Tulsa, OK, site of a race massacre, on Juneteenth​
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May 14, 2020
​Trump Says “Obamagate” is “biggest political crime and scandal in the history of the USA”​
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May 6, 2020
​Trump says coronavirus – which came with a 2 month warning is "worse than" surprise attacks on Pearl Harbor and 9/11
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August 26, 2020
Lara Trump Uses Fake Abraham Lincoln Quote Taken From A Meme​
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Feb 13, 2020
​NJ teacher creates lesson on slavery where he made whipping sounds, kicked students​​
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May 22, 2020

Trump Hails Noted Antisemite Henry Ford’s “Bloodlines”​
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July 17, 2020 
​GOP Senate candidate calls Confederate monuments "symbols of hope"​
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August 11, 2020
Trump says 'George Washington would have had a hard time beating me' pre-pandemic​
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June 24, 2020
​Student at Trump rally says Aunt Jemima was 'picture of the American Dream'​
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March 16, 2020 Kentucky Rep. Massie fears government virus response will make WWII internment camps look light
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August 11, 2020
Lou Holtz compares college football's COVID risk to D-Day invasion: 'They knew there were gonna be casualties'
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Sept 17, 2020
Ben Carson says Constitution was “a divinely inspired document and something that need not be tampered with” 
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Sept 16, 2020
Sportswriter David Hookstead compares effort to bring back Big Ten football to D-Day 
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May 3, 2020
​Trump Says He’s Been Treated ‘Worse’ Than Lincoln
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April 5, 2020

US Surgeon General compares Covid-19 to Pearl Harbor & 9/11, neither of which came with a 2 month warning
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June 22, 2020

Mississippi lawmaker claims “African American Confederate Soldier” designed the state flag​
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July 24, 2020
​Stephen Miller says Portland shows Democrats “returning to their roots” as “party of secession”​
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May 4, 2020
​Trump incorrectly states that the Spanish Flu ended WW1​
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May 5, 2020
​PA Rep. Cris Dush compares governor to Nazis, claims he's hiding COVID-19 info
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Feb 19, 2020
​Sen Tom Cotton says US shouldn't give visas to Chinese students to study science, but rather Federalist Papers or Shakespeare​​
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June 1, 2020
​Senator Tom Cotton Invokes Confederate Battle Cry of 'No Quarter’ in Calling for Military Response to 'Looters'​
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June 13, 2020

Jeff Sessions denounces call to rename US military forts named for Confederates as scheme to “erase American history”
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July 3, 2020
​Trump claims anti-racism protests are a plot “to overthrow the American Revolution.”​
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June 18, 2020
​Trump Claims ‘Nobody Had Ever Heard Of' Juneteenth Before He Made It ‘Very Famous’​
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June 15, 2020

Justice Brett Kavanagh in LGBTQ Rights Case Dissent Says, “Seneca Falls Was Not Stonewall”
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January 17, 2020

National Archives exhibit blurs images critical of President Trump​​
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Jan 11, 2020
​Trump says Pelosi is worst House speaker in history. Twitter remembers Dennis Hastert.​​
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