Breaking news: Frederick Douglas lives

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You can not make this stuff up.

A notorious non-reader Donald Trump has no idea of who Frederick Douglas was.

The good news is that President Donald Trump opened Black History Month by mentioning the renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The bad news is, he doesn’t seem to realize he’s dead. “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice,” Trump said at his “African-American History Month Listening Session,” which he hosted at the White House.

Whether it was a misstatement or genuine ignorance of who Frederick Douglass was, or, perhaps, one of Trump’s notorious “alternative facts,” is not clear. What is clear is that the spirit of resistance for which Frederick Douglass is best remembered is alive and well, and is directed squarely against the Trump administration.

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    Great work Ted now I need your simple email address so i can send you guys my weekly columns from the Examiner Love Rosemary

    Moral dilemma:Should I go to Arizona for a week’s silent retreat Feb 11-?

    On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 11:35 AM, Theology in the Vineyard wrote:

    > tschmidt posted: ” You can not make this stuff up. A notorious non-reader > Donald Trump has no idea of who Frederick douglas was. The good news is > that President Donald Trump opened Black History Month by mentioning the > renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The bad n” >


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