Senator Bernie Sanders wrote on Twitter that he wanted to destroy capitalism and "dethrone God."
Collected via Email, February 2016
On 31 January 2016, the Facebook group “Tea Party Standup” posted a fake photo purportedly showing a screenshot from Bernie Sanders’ Twitter account:
There is no record of this tweet appearing on Sanders’ Twitter timeline.
The above-displayed photo first started circulating in August 2015 and was most likely created by John Trulli, a Facebook user who frequently posts memes and fabricated tweets to his page. On 10 August 2015, Trulli shared the above-displayed image and a few days later he admitted that it was fake:
It should also be noted that the quote, “It is my objective in life to dethrone God and destroy capitalism,” is frequently attributed to Karl Marx.