Trump accidentally celebrates the 'abolition of civil rights' in speech

Donald Trump.
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A line in President Trump's speech on Thursday morning took on a very unfortunate new meaning thanks to one misused word.

While speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, Trump listed off some American accomplishments that were "led by people of faith," which range "from gaining our independence, to abolition of civil rights, to extending the vote for women." This gaffe making it sound like the president was praising the "abolition of civil rights" quickly took off on social media.

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