Thursday, February 02, 2017
I just watched the video tape of the event again, and after watching it I have to admit that a lot of my friends on twitter and facebook might be right about one thing: trump doesn't know who Frederick Douglass is, and worse, he probably thinks that he is still alive. (No Mr. President, that is not Frederick Douglass; that's Ivy League professor and Obama provocateur, Cornell West.)
It has gotten so bad that the man's family had to jump in and school the president.
"The world may never know whether President Trump just got a little sloppy with his verb tenses on Wednesday morning or simply had no idea that the famous black abolitionist Frederick Douglass was, in fact, dead.
“Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice,” the president said.....White House press secretary Sean Spicer struggled to clarify Douglass-gate when asked at a briefing later on Wednesday. “I think there’s contributions — I think he wants to highlight the contributions that he has made,” Spicer said of Trump’s reference to Douglass. “And I think through a lot of the actions and statements that he’s going to make, I think the contributions of Frederick Douglass will become more and more.”'
Just stop it!
It's open thread Thursday y'all, let's hear what's on your mind.
Posted by field negro at 10:08 PM