Trump supporters mistake NPR's tweeting Declaration of Independence as 'calling for revolution'

National Public Radio dedicated over 100 tweets on Tuesday to posting the Declaration of Independence in its entirety, but some mistook the historic language as a dig at Trump.

The Declaration of Independence, which was crafted as a statement of freedom from British rule and approved by Congress on July 4, 1776, has been a symbol of U.S. liberty since the era of America's Founding Fathers.

As a patriotic tribute to Independence Day, NPR tweeted the text of the declaration in its entirety, but some Trump supporters thought the public media outlet was aiming shade at and inciting violence toward the 45th president:

"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," NPR tweeted, quoting the famed document.

Twitter users were then quick to criticize the tweets, mistaking them for a "hack" or "calling for revolution." Writer for Upworthy Parker Molloy was quick to curate the backlash:

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Twitter users react to NPR tweeting Declaration of Independence
NPR tweeted out the entire Declaration of Independence, and wow... uh... the responses are... something.
This woman thought someone hacked the NPR account. She eventually figured it out, though.
I can't get enough of people getting mad online because @NPR tweeted the Declaration of Independence
So... @NPR "live tweeted" the Declaration of Independence, and it's got Trump trolls pretty triggered 🤣
Since trump fans didn't know what Declaration of Independence was and cited NPR for treason for tweeting it, will they call DofI fake news?
The MAGAs saw this and were outraged that @NPR was tweeting shade at Trump. It wasn't. It was tweeting the Declarat…
Quite a few Trump supporters take the Declaration of Independence (tweeted here by @npr) as a personal attack. h/t…
NPR tweeted the Declaration of Independence and Trump supporters thought they were calling for revolution. Good night, everyone.

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