Donald Trump made the most absolutely stupendously stupid statement about what made Lincoln successful that there is no explanation other than he doesn’t have a damn clue what Lincoln did or who he was or what made him great other than a nebulous notion that “he’s great.”
I’d say this is unbelievable but nothing is unbelievable anymore:
BW: Any . . . . Before coming over, Bob and I have had lots of chats. And we were thinking about this, that you are running for the nomination in the Republican Party.
BW: Which is the party of Lincoln and the party of Nixon. . . . And so we have this party that you are running to be the nominee in, and it’s got two heritages. Lincoln and Nixon.
DT: That’s true. That’s true.
BW: And why did Lincoln succeed? Thought about that at all?
DT: Well, I think Lincoln succeeded for numerous reasons. He was a man who was of great intelligence, which most presidents would be. But he was a man of great intelligence, but he was also a man that did something that was a very vital thing to do at that time. Ten years before or 20 years before, what he was doing would never have even been thought possible. So he did something that was a very important thing to do, and especially at that time. And Nixon failed, I think to a certain extent, because of his personality. You know? It was just that personality. Very severe, very exclusive. In other words, people couldn’t come in. And people didn’t like him. I mean, people didn’t like him.
Does that sound like a guy who knows anything at all about Lincoln, or a 5th grader who’s trying to BS his way through a book report on a book he didn’t read?
We’re doomed, people. Eat, drink and be merry.