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Broadcaster Tweets Out Declaration Of Independence, Enrages Trump Supporters

05/07/2017 4:52 PM AEST | Updated 06/07/2017 1:44 AM AEST
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A feather quill and inkwell sitting on top of the American Declaration of Independence. The quill and inkwell sit next to the scribing of one of the most famous dates in world history, July 4, 1776. A warm golden color scheme dominate the image.

National Public Radio tweeted out the Declaration of Independence on Tuesday to mark the July Fourth holiday, but not everyone understood what it was doing. 

Some supporters of President Donald Trump didn’t recognize one of the nation’s founding documents and accused the broadcaster of inciting violence and even revolution. 

Many of those comments have since been deleted and at least one user deleted an entire Twitter account

But the tweets live on, some still posted online while others have been preserved in screen captures.

Here are some of those tweets and the reactions to them: 

At least some of those who reacted to the tweets issued mea culpas afterward. 

I took NPR out of context and had a stupid moment,” wrote D.G. Davies, who had accused the network of condoning violence. “Never underestimate one’s capacity to learn. Sometimes it’s painful. But it’s valuable above pride.”

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