Fact Check

Did Ice-T Tweet This About Comparing Trump to Satan?

A quip attributed to rapper Ice-T in which he compares Trump to Satan has been circulating since 2020.

Published Nov 24, 2022

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Claim:
Ice-T once tweeted, "I can't believe people are comparing Trump to Satan. Yes, he's evil, but he's certainly not as evil as Trump."

In July 2021, the Occupy Democrats Facebook page posted a meme that quoted rapper Ice-T as saying, "I can't believe people are comparing Trump to Satan. Yes, he's evil, but he's certainly not as evil as Trump." 

Ice-T did, in fact, tweet exactly those words from his verified account on Nov. 6, 2020: 

That tweet was liked by more than 120,000 Twitter users. And that would be the final word on the fact check were it not for the fact that some other Twitter users repeated the quote verbatim, without attributing it to Ice-T. 

It wasn't difficult to confirm that Ice-T was the originator of the quote, however, given that the earliest tweets containing those words on Twitter's timeline were Ice-T's, followed immediately by two tweets directly crediting him for the quote: 

Ice-T tweeted 'I can't believe people are comparing Trump to Satan. Yes, he's evil, but he's certainly not as evil as Trump.' (Twitter screenshot)

David Emery is a Portland-based writer and editor with 25 years of experience fact-checking rumors, hoaxes, and contemporary legends.

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