Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Don't know much about history

Sent to USA Today

During the last few weeks, Secretary of Housing Ben Carson said that slaves came to the US as immigrants, White House press secretary, Sean Spicer claimed that Hitler never used poison gas on German citizens, and Donald Trump stated that Frederick Douglass "has done an amazing job," suggesting that he thinks Mr. Douglass is still alive.

In June, 2016, Mr. Trump referred to Belgium as a "beautiful city." The administration has also embraced fake geography.

One hundred and thirty years ago, Mark Twain noted:  “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” Mr. Trump probably thinks that Mark Twain is a great guy who is doing a phenomenal job of getting things done.

Stephen Krashen

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