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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: banjobrain
I think Trump has been forced to be more aggressive by a rude and confrontational media. Also, regardless of who won between Hillary and Trump our standards were going to be lowered this election cycle.
originally posted by: schuyler
Selective memory. There have been many presidents in our history that have been volatile and combative. Truman, just as one example, endured the same sorts of comments people make about Trump. He would take on the newspapers and 'managed news' eerily reminiscent of Trump. Teddy Roosevelt had a very volatile personality (and happened to also be the most popular president in history.) Andrew Jackson was considered a 'country Hick' and was a general, not a politician (but he balanced the budget.) One of my bucket list issues is to read a biography of every president. Whether I get that done is another issue, but the fact is our more obscure presidents have been quite the characters. we just don't know a lot about them in this day.