At the Idaho State Journal, Mike Murphy opines that Donald Trump’s comparing himself favorably to Teddy Roosevelt, like much of what Donald Trump says, flies in the face of fact. Here’s a bit of his article:
But then, of course, Trump, who never does his homework before spouting off some grandiose hogwash, once again displayed his lack of historical knowledge during the signing ceremony in the East Room of the White House, saying, “There hasn’t been anything like this since Teddy Roosevelt, I suspect.”
That is the second time this summer that someone has compared Donald Trump to Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States. Back in July, as South Dakota governor Kristi Noem introduced Trump prior to his speech at Mt. Rushmore, she likened him to Teddy Roosevelt as a man who “braves the dangers of the arena.”
I have recently read two Theodore Roosevelt biographies and, to paraphrase 1988 vice presidential candidate Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, “Mr. President, you’re no Teddy Roosevelt.”
Follow the link for his reasoning.