Wednesday, May 03, 2017
One way to look like a fool is failure to know history. President Trump is learning that lesson -- or maybe not. He doesn't know much or anything about those who came before him in the office, and it is creating a PR problem for him. A schoolboy would know that Andrew Jackson had nothing to do with the Civil War and that Lincoln was a Republican, but not Trump. It demonstrates yet again how ill-prepared he was. Add to the mix that he doesn't read but watches television instead, and there is little hope for educating him. If he were half-smart, he would avoid topics about which he knows little, but he sails in with confidence of the ignorant. Those about him cringe, but there is little they can do while he controls the Oval Office. At this juncture, it is hard to believe he can be more than a one-term president.