Sour Grapes

Trump’s no Teddy.  Not only will the Trump coalition be way too old to facilitate another run in 2024, his departure from the Inaugural stage won’t be missed. And besides this is one time when he don’t be a first.  Former President Theodore Roosevelt’s way of dealing with conflict was to take off to other conflicts.  

The known eugenicists ran off the stage during President William Howard Taft’s Inaugural Address.  He supposedly had to run off to Africa before was sworn in.

Where Trump and Teddy do see eye to eye is their white nationalism, white supremacy, with Roosevelt’s supported by a very strong platform of eugenics.  Eugenics is so strong in the United States that the Nazi’s had to get schooled in it.  I relied on Daniel Kevles work on eugenics in my book on the medical history of disability in Crippled Justice. 

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About Ruth O'Brien

Professor Ruth O'Brien, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY) & Honorary Unaffiliated Academic Book Series Editor for The Public Square, Princeton University Press & Heretical Thought, Oxford University Press, USA Last book: Out of Many, One: Obama & the Third American Political Tradition (U of Chicago 2013). Nickname: Professorette by Rush Limbaugh (see http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Faculty/Core-Bios/Ruth-O-Brien)