has at least twice recounted in the last few years a debunked story about U.S. General John Pershing having 49 Muslim rebels in the Philippines shot with “bullets dipped in pig’s blood” as an example to others that Trump claimed ended terrorism for “25 years.” He boasted about the event during a campaign stop in (in the video above) and weeks later at (when he said terrorism was ended for 42 years). He referred to it again in the White House after the .

Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

The horrific shooting story, which historians

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