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OOPS: Macron misquotes this famous US president in speech to Congress

Speaking to a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron delivered an impassioned speech in which he warned of the dangers of Nationalism, affirmed that France would not back out of the Iranian nuclear deal, and spoke about the importance of combating climate change.

Though President Macron's policies probably don't align with those of American conservatives, both sides agreed that his speech was polished and professional warranting frequent standing ovations and cheers.

However, when Macron used the following famous quote he misattributed it to President Theodore Roosevelt: "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, handed on for them to do the same."

The famous quote was actually by President Ronald Reagan. The full quote was as follows: "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

Hilary has the story along with today’s news in this “4-Minute Buzz.”

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