But file this under "I made the quote up." Ellis figured she was safe to invent a quote because followers of Donald Trump had long ago decided that the truth, at best, is optional. A few hours later:
Here's a 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭 Teddy Roosevelt quote:— Chris Papalia (@papalia_chris) November 25, 2020
“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
Nonetheless, tweets even by the left should not be taken at face value. However, Snopes has found
The passage is, in fact, from an editorial written by the former president in May 1918, when the U.S. was embroiled in World War I. Make no mistake, Roosevelt wasn’t against the war — quite to the contrary, he believed the U.S. had entered it too reluctantly — but he was outspokenly critical of President Woodrow Wilson’s conduct of the war, writing no fewer than two syndicated editorials a week over a two-year period advocating for a stronger U.S. presence on the European war front.
You must be shocked to learn that a protege of Rudy Giuliani is flagrantly dishonest. She has a bright future in the Republican Party.