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Alternative Fact of the Week: Trump as history's most victimized president

Alternative Fact of the Week: Trump as history's most victimized president

One newspaper editor described him as a "Simple Susan." A popular magazine wrote that he should be wearing petticoats instead of "manly garments." After one speech, The Baltimore Sun derided him as a "barroom Phunny Phellow" whatever that means. He was deeply unpopular, and an Ohio newspaper editorialized that he would soon be proclaimed a dictator because his signature executive order bypassing Congress (a document called the Emancipation Proclamation) would only be carried out "under the iron rule of the worst kind of despotism."

The politician so reviled by the press was, of course, Abraham Lincoln, and that's only the tip of the iceberg....

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