Cartoon Break (“Drunk History”)

Via David Fitzsimmons

History

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As a reminder, from Monday…
Donald Trump didn’t accomplish much in his first 100 days in office, but one thing he did manage to do is draw attention to the “amazing job” Frederick Douglass is doing.

Douglass, Trump “noticed” in February, “is getting recognized more and more.”

While Trump was correct in saying Douglass has done an “amazing job,” he was incorrect in saying that Douglass is “getting recognized more and more.”

In reality, Douglass is getting recognized “less and less” which, while unfortunate, is understandable because he’s been dead for 122 years.

Well as you’re probably aware, Trump is a fan of Andrew Jackson.

And on Monday, during an interview with the Washington Examiner’s Salena Zito, the President quoted Jackson’s often overlooked assessment of the Civil War. Here’s the exchange:

TRUMP: [Jackson] was a swashbuckler. But when his wife died, did you know he visited her grave everyday? I visited her grave actually because I was in Tennessee.

ZITO: That’s right. You were in Tennessee.

TRUMP: And it was amazing. The people of Tennessee are amazing people. They love Andrew Jackson. They love Andrew Jackson in Tennessee.

ZITO: He’s fascinating.

TRUMP: I mean, had Andrew Jackson been a little later, you wouldn’t have had the Civil War. He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart. He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War. He said, “There’s no reason for this.” People don’t realize, you know, the Civil War — if you think about it, why? People don’t ask that question, but why was there a Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?

Yes, quoth Jackson, quoth Trump: “There’s really no reason for this [Civil War].”

Any guesses on why, as I noted above, that quote is often overlooked?

It’s because Andrew Jackson died 16 years before the Civil War began.

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5 thoughts on “Cartoon Break (“Drunk History”)

    • “Trump instead is placing major explicit expectations on Xi’s shoulders — even noting that Pyongyang’s failed missile test this week showed a lack of respect for the Chinese leader. And he has left little doubt that Washington will solve the problem if Beijing can’t or won’t, saying,“We cannot allow what has been going on for a long period of time to continue.” That sounds like policy coherence.”

      All I can picture is Xi’s sh-t eating grin, as if he cared what Trump said, except for handing China leadership in globalization was nice though.

  1. So you believe Trump’s “style of negotiating” is to wake up in a new world or a new mood every day and lie? You want to give him credit for doing what exactly? He has no ultimate plan. He only works with the school yard approach of “do it my way or else”; his bully behavior may have worked as one of his business tactics but it will not work in government, So far, the few foreign leaders he has not insulted or pissed off are laughing in his face. Don’t try and impose some cloaked genius thinking onto his cretin. HA!

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