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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Revolutionary Airports

In Defying the Odds, we discuss Trump's curious lack of devotion to American principles.  His rhetoric is more Putin than Reagan.  The update  -- recently published --includes a chapter on the 2018 midterms.

David Jackson at USA Today quotes Trump's July 4 speech:
"In June of 1775, the Continental Congress created a unified Army out of the Revolutionary Forces encamped around Boston and New York, and named after the great George Washington, commander in chief. The Continental Army suffered a bitter winter of Valley Forge, found glory across the waters of the Delaware and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown.

"Our Army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do, and at Fort McHenry, under the rocket’s red glare it had nothing but victory. And when dawn came, their star-spangled banner waved defiant."
There was no air travel back then, and the Battle of Fort McHenry was part of the War of 1812.