“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ? Mahatma Gandhi,” Trump, the Republican front-runner, wrote on social networking site Instagram as part of his effort to rally supporters. But the American political website covering US elections stated that there’s no record that Gandhi ever used the phrase, which has been widely attributed to him.
“Instead, the quotation appears to be similar to words used in a 1918 trade union address by Nicholas Klein” it said.
Trump sought to quote Gandhi a day after he was criticised for re-tweeting Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini.
“It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep,” he re-tweeted from a user named @ilduce2016.
Donald Trump boasts that he is leading a Republican revolution.