The President Said What About Fredrick Douglass?
I must admit that I am laughing so hard right now. I’m having one of those “pee your pants” laughter moments because as I see it, it’s the best coping mechanism. I know what you’re saying. It’s not nice to laugh at others, including the president, when they don’t have a clue about what they are saying, but c’mon.
I learned a lot about Frederick Douglass in grade school and even more in high school and college. Mr. Douglass was a prolific author that made me feel as I was shadowing him in the experiences he wrote in his memoirs and narrative. I mean, I even attended Frederick Douglass Elementary School.
Does the president know that Frederick Douglass passed away in 1895? I don’t think so.
“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. Source
I, too, ask the same question that others asked when I read the president’s statement about Frederick Douglass. After all, it is Black History Month.
“My first instinct was to go on the attack,” said Kenneth B. Morris Jr., Douglass’s great-great-great grandson. “I think it was obvious to anyone that heard [Trump’s] comments or read his comments that he was not up to speed on who Frederick Douglass was. We just thought that was an opportunity to do a history lesson and to make some points about what we’re currently working on.” Source
Mr. Douglass has been at rest for over 100 years, folks. I am sure the president had some stellar education that probably included some American History….? You think?
I mean, I at least know that the only person wearing that Frederick Douglass ‘fro swag other than #Frederick Douglass was Samuel L. Jackson in #Unbreakable.
Did the president confuse the two?
It’s plausible with all that has happened since January 20th, 2017.
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