Watch: Trump “I’m More Presidential Than Anyone but Lincoln “When He’s Wearing the Hat”

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When historians look back on Donald Trump’s presidency, they are not likely to look back kindly. There have been few signatures accomplishments, other than a tax cut for the very wealthy. And, of course, more than 225,000 people have died from an illness he did little to combat.

When Trump appears at his rallies and basks in the adulation of his crowd, he thinks of himself as one of the greats. So great, in fact, that he compares himself to the most legendary politicians in history.

Trump held yet another rally in Pennsylvania tonight. And during his appearance, he time and time again compared himself to Abraham Lincoln.

While speaking to his supporters, Trump remarked, “The great Abraham Lincoln, a man that I’ve always competed against.”

Trump does often compare himself to Lincoln when talking about the conditions of blacks in America. During a September Town Hall, Trump said:

“I’ve done more for the Black community than any other president, and I say with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln, and I mean that, with opportunity zones, and with criminal justice reform, with prison reform, with what we’ve done for historically Black universities, colleges, schools, what we’ve done. It’s nobody’s done more. Abraham Lincoln, let’s give him the nod, but beyond that, nobody’s done more. I love the Black community.”

Trump also thought there was one very small difference between him and Lincoln. He continued, “I can be more presidential than any president ever. Except for the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln when he’s wearing the hat.”

Trump claims he’s always competed with Abraham Lincoln, but Lincoln was more presidential because he wore a hat.

Yeah. That’s it. The hat. 🙄

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“Resistance” Group Endorses Biden: He’s Like “Abraham Lincoln Compared to Donald Trump”

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A progressive group has endorsed Joe Biden for president despite not supporting him during the primaries. The group, part of the so-called “Resistance”, voted to support the former Vice President.

Indivisible will formally endorse Biden on Monday following overwhelming support from its local chapters and members. The group was founded following President Donald Trump’s election.

The membership favored Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren over Biden, with just 6% opting for him. However, the group had its members sign a pledge to support the eventual Democratic nominee.

Around 95% of Indivisible’s members voted to endorse Biden.

Co-founder Ezra Levin said Biden was “Abraham Lincoln compared to Donald Trump.”

In an interviewer Levin and co-founder Leah Greenberg said they were making good on their promise to support whomever ended up winning the Democrats’ nomination.

“Nobody is taking their ball and going home,” Greenberg said.

“Even if he’s not on the same page as us to begin with, he’s willing to listen,” Levin said. “And importantly, he’s willing to change his mind. If we can organize and push him, he’ll move.”

Indivisible says it reached 11 million voters during the 2018 midterms and plans to mobilize in a similar way this year. Levin and Greenberg said Biden had to deal with recent allegations against him, but pledged their support.

“We as an organization made a commitment to support the nominee,” Greenberg said.

“Fundamentally, we are heading into what we know will be a tough and painful election season, and we think the contrast between the two really speaks for itself.”

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Trump: “I Believe I Am Treated Worse” Than Abraham Lincoln

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President Donald Trump suggested the press treats him worse than Abraham Lincoln, the United States’ 16th president, who was assassinated shortly after the end of the American Civil War in 1865.

“I am greeted with a hostile press, the likes of which no president has ever seen. The closest would be that gentleman right up there,” Trump said during Fox News’s virtual town hall. Pointing to the Lincoln Memorial just behind him, he added: “They always said, ‘Lincoln, nobody got treated worse than Lincoln. I believe I am treated worse.”

You can watch footage of Trump’s remarks below:

Trump’s comments came as deaths from the coronavirus pandemic topped 65,000; they now stand at nearly 69,000. Earlier, he issued messages on Twitter claiming he had been “correct” in claiming that the intelligence community had not warned him about the potential for a pandemic in January. (This is incorrect.) The president also touted his decision to ban travel to and from China, which is now under scrutiny amid its refusal to cooperate with an investigation conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) about the origin of the first official outbreak.

Intelligence has just reported to me that I was correct, and that they did NOT bring up the CoronaVirus subject matter until late into January, just prior to my banning China from the U.S. Also, they only spoke of the Virus in a very non-threatening, or matter of fact, manner… read more

Speaker John Boehner Declares Himself Anti-Establishment Rebel And Not A Squish

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Just two days after orchestrating the removal of two disloyal Florida GOP Congressmen (Daniel Webster and Rich Nugent), from the House Rules Committee, John Boehner is continuing his fight against recalcitrant Republicans. Today, Boehner tried to make the case that he was not “spineless or a squish”. In a press conference, he told NBC News that he was the “most anti-Establishment Speaker we have ever had” in the U.S. House.

The irony of Boehner declaring himself “anti-Establishment” two days after pulling committee assignments from other anti-Establishment Congressmen was probably not lost on his Republican critics. The fact that he exacted revenge on some of the House members who voted against him, might burnish his anti-squish credentials a tiny bit however. Still, the often cautious Speaker’s tenure in the U.S. House has hardly been marked by courage or risk-taking. While he may try to convince himself otherwise, John Boehner is the embodiment of the Republican establishment.

Boehner’s understanding of American History also seems rather limited.  The current Speaker is hardly near the top of the list for most anti-establishment speaker in the U.S. House. That honor should instead be bestowed upon Nathaniel Banks , who was elected to the House in 1852 as an abolitionist in the then pro-slavery Democratic Party of his day.

In Congress, Banks bucked the party establishment on the crucial Kansas-Nebraska Act vote. Then in 1856, he cobbled together a coalition of anti-slavery Democrats, Free Soilers, Whigs, and Know Nothings to make a bid for the Speaker’s position, representing the newly formed Republican Party. He was chosen as Speaker of the House on the 133rd ballot after almost two months of bitter fighting.

That improbable victory is widely regarded at the first national victory for the Republican Party. Four years later, Abraham Lincoln was elected the first Republican president. While the Republican Party has strayed far from its early roots, there can be little question that Banks was a much greater threat to establishment politics in his day than “business as usual” John Boehner is to the political establishment today.

Boehner’s relatively mundane political career hardly qualifies as anything but a footnote in history. He is about as predictable and uninspiring as a political leader can be, overshadowed in dullness only by Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell. To Republicans, Independents, and Democrats alike he still comes a cross as pretty squishy.