Once again, Donald Trump is trying to rewrite history, and in the process he’s making one of this nation’s most beloved presidents spin in his grave.
Trump is absolutely obsessed with Abraham Lincoln, a man of such integrity and courage that the current head of state should be afraid to even mention his name for fear lightning will strike him.
And yet, Monday evening during one of his desperation super-spreader rallies in Pennsylvania, Trump once again mused that he’d done more for black people and was more presidential than the man who saved the United States in the midst of a bloody civil war, remarking:
“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.
“I can be more presidential than any president ever. Except for the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln when he’s wearing the hat.”
Trump: The great Abraham Lincoln, a man that I’ve always competed against pic.twitter.com/KLPnh5U1hu
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) October 26, 2020
Oh, so now it’s just the hat that’s making Trump a distant second to Honest Abe? What a joke that is! As VoteVets rightly noted:
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. 🙄
— VoteVets (Text VOTEVETS to 88424) (@votevets) October 26, 2020
How big of an egotistical asshat does a person have to be to even speculate on being as presidential as Abe Lincoln?
Here’s something it’s safe to bet on: If Lincoln was still alive, he’d want nothing to do with a buffoon like Donald Trump. Hell, he’d probably give the Donald his hat if he’d just promise to go away and stop running his mouth.
It’s been said a million times but it bears repeating: VOTE! If you haven’t voted yet — no matter what state you live in — get out and vote when you can. Do it for Abe.