And then Trump said:
“Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who has done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice….. Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and millions more black Americans who made America what it is today.”
Indeed. Would that be America the Unflushed Toilet that only Trump can repair, or America the flawed but hopefully improving nation many of us still recognize?
It could have been worse – at least Trump didn’t sign an executive order providing Douglass et al. with end-of-the-year tax credits.
With their unflagging application of oppose-and-attack speech and governance, Trump and his Congressional allies of convenience have very few “nice creds” left. To many sensible folk, being complimented by Trump must result in feelings of high ambiguity. It isn’t quite appropriate to take umbrage, but the words seem less desirable than a garden-variety insult from someone else.
Still, Trump might take a word of advice from what Emily Post probably would not have said: When you are inept at saying something nice, it’s better to say nothing at all.