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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Loyalty Day: Trump and Equality


May 1 is Loyalty Day. Fox reports on Trump's proclamation:
The United States stands as the world's leader in upholding the ideals of freedom, equality, and justice. Together, and with these fundamental concepts enshrined in our Constitution, our Nation perseveres in the face of those who would seek to harm it.
Trump is hazy on the "equal" part.
As a previous post mentioned, he said that it's not just "confusing" but untrue.

In 2006, Trump did a video to promote a book that bore his name as coauthor.  (He does not actually "write" any of his books.)  At one point, he explicitly denied the central idea of the Declaration of Independence.
The world is not fair. You know they come with this statement "all men are created equal." Well, it sounds beautiful, and it was written by some very wonderful people and brilliant people, but it's not true because all people and all men [laughter] aren't created—now today they'd say all men and women, of course, they would have changed that statement that was made many years ago. But the fact is you have to be born and blessed with something up here [pointing to his head]. On the assumption you are, you can become very rich.

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