Donald Trump Reportedly Worried No One Will Remember George Washington, and … What?
Or: Donald Trump confused by man not being a petty narcissist.
Oh brother, here we go again. Donald Trump is running his mouth about George Washington like he’s a mythical figure in history that none of us know about. I’m pretty sure I’ve been learning about George Washington since I was 6 years old and continued to learn about him well into college.
In fact, I came out of Hamilton and wanted to learn even more! So Trump speaking as though Washington is lost to history is … well, a trip to bonkers town. Donald Trump and the French president, Emmanuel Macron, went on a trip to Mount Vernon last year, and Politico released a detailed account—and it truly is a wildly bizarre encounter.
Lucky for us all, the president continued to go on a tangent about Washington on his trip the home of our first president, saying that Washington should have put his name on it, because “You’ve got to put your name on stuff or no one remembers you.”
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) April 10, 2019
who the fuck is george washington pic.twitter.com/RAl6I0oHv8
— wankbot inventor (@KrangTNelson) April 10, 2019
WHY DIDN’T GEORGE WASHINGTON PUT HIS NAME ON ANYTHING? WHO THE HELL IS VERNON? pic.twitter.com/odecZ7u9VU
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) April 10, 2019
sauron, scar, musfasa, and george washington walk into a bar… pic.twitter.com/ZSZKohOGdh
— Greg Pak (@gregpak) April 10, 2019
Washington may not have named it himself, but at least he has a pretty important part of America named after him, which a reporter pointed out at the time.
There is a 99.99% chance he did not know Washington D.C. was named after George Washington pic.twitter.com/XTL3u6wCpb
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) April 10, 2019
donald trump lives in a city named after george washington, across the street from a monument also named after george washington https://t.co/Ap71C9TGOt
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) April 10, 2019
He also reportedly questioned whether or not Washington was “really rich,” a question—in Trump’s experience, at least—frequently asked of presidents. Maybe Mike Pence should have reported back to Donald Trump, after his excursion to see Hamilton, about the way we still talk about our first president. Either way, I’m glad to know Donald Trump is still very much focused on the forgotten men and women of America, apparently including George Washington.
(image: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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