Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Across the country, students have used the president's name to mock or goad minority opponents at sporting events. In March, white fans at suburban Canton High School in Connecticut shouted "Trump! Trump! Trump!" as players from Hartford's Classical Magnet School, which is predominantly black and Latino, took foul shots during a basketball playoff game. They also chanted "He's our president!" The visiting players and their chaperones interpreted the chants not as a sudden burst of presidential fealty, but rather as a slyly racist mantra intended to rattle. As if Donald J. Trump was the president of here, in white suburbia, and not there, in the diverse inner city.

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According to several scholars of American history, the invocation of a president's name as a jaw-jutting declaration of exclusion, rather than inclusion, appears to be unprecedented. "If you're hunting for historical analogies, I think you're in virgin territory," said Jon Meacham, the author of several books about presidents, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Andrew Jackson.

Michael Beschloss, a presidential historian, agrees. "If you're looking at modern presidents, fill in the blank and see if it can be used in the same way," he said. "You will see it has not. Hoover? Or Eisenhower? Can you imagine a situation like that?"

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Incredible times.

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-16 04:01 PM | Reply

Basically, these white monkeys are displaying their true nature. The same behavior that starts wars, builds lotsa prisons and economic disparity.

#2 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-12-17 08:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Very good post.

Look at the reality.

Don't believe in lies.

Is this the leadership for the America we want?

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-17 09:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's more than lies, or even corruption, as serious as those are. It's his utter disregard for common decency that irks me the most, his inability to be respectful of other people. It should not be this hard to act like a grownup.

Trump has awakened a genie of nastiness in America that I don't expect will go back in the bottle willingly.

#4 | Posted by cbob at 2017-12-17 09:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That's because you must invoke a demon's name in order to use it as a curse.

#5 | Posted by Sezu at 2017-12-18 01:47 PM | Reply

I want to go on the record and say that if all the trump supporters died this moment the world will be a better place.

#6 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-12-18 02:03 PM | Reply

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