Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NPR's Declaration of Independence Tweetstorm Confuses Some

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NPR's Declaration of Independence Tweetstorm Confuses Some

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WASHINGTON * National Public Radio marked the Fourth of July by tweeting the entire Declaration of Independence, but it seems some Twitter users didn't recognize what they were reading.

The broadcaster tweeted out the words of the declaration line-by-line Tuesday. Some of the founders' criticisms of King George III were met with angry responses from supporters of President Donald Trump, who seemed to believe the tweets were a reference to his presidency.

One tweet read, "A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people."

Another said: "and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation."

A Twitter user accused NPR of condoning violence while trying to sound patriotic. …

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