George T. Conway III: Trump’s Name Will Live in Infamy

“There should be no schools, bridges or statues devoted to Trump. His name should live in infamy, and he should be remembered, if at all, for precisely what he was — not a president, but a blundering cheat.”

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George T. Conway III is a lawyer and a Republican. He is a founder of The Lincoln Project. His Twitter feed is brilliant. He happens to be married to Trump’s senior advisor Kellyanne Conway. Imagine the dinner-table conversations at the Conway home.

He wrote this article for the Washington Post, where is is an occasional contributor. I did not insert the many links that verify each statement. It may be worth the cost of a subscription to see them.

Conway writes:

If there’s one thing we know about President Trump, it’s that he lies and he cheats. Endlessly. And shamelessly. But still, mostly, incompetently.

So it should have come as no surprise that Trump finally went where no U.S. president had ever gone before. In a tweet last week, he actually suggested that the country “Delay the Election.”

That trial balloon was a brazen effort to see if he…

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7 responses to “George T. Conway III: Trump’s Name Will Live in Infamy”

  1. Unfortunately, there will still be enough people after he leaves office who think he walks on water to name their own buildings after him.

    And he’s old – thirty years from now he (and I) will be gone, and people will just not go there – except to build sturdier government walls against a future dictator. Why revisit such a painful past?

    Unfortunately, he is still causing death and destruction at an unparalleled rate, and striking fear among the most vulnerable citizens and others in what used to be a respected nation, and is now, 100% because of him and the Republicans, the laughingstock of the whole world.

    1. Add me to the list of who will not be here in 30 years. I’m not sure I would want to even reach 105 years old.

      What is repugnant beyond belief is that even when we get rid of Trump, as long as he has a mouth and keeps his Twitter fingers, he will be doing and saying all kinds of insane things to get the media attention he craves. It is also easy t imagine that Trump will ensure that even after he is dead, his lies and insanity will hand around for centuries haunting people that were not even born when he was alive.

      I think the world would be a better place if we the day Trump leaves the White House, we cut out Trump’s tongue, gouge out his eyes, destroyed his hearing making him deaf, and chopping off his fingers. And I doubt even that would be enough to stop him from being the deplorable excuse for a human that he has always been.

      “according to Vanity Fair, Mary Trump asked Ivana Trump, her soon-to-be-ex-daughter-in-law, a pointed question. “What kind of son have I created?”

      1. Standard fare for dictators everywhere.

        I remember reading about the filming of The Last King of Scotland, a movie about Idi Amin – and being appalled that many Ugandans had no idea who he was.

      2. I wonder how many rural Ugandans had electricity, TV, and phone service in the 1970s. No mobile phones back then. No internet. No computers. It’s possible that the “Butcher of Uganda” was well known in urban areas and the farther the people lived from the big towns and cities, the less they knew.

      3. Japanese students were not taught about Pearl Harbor in the high school texts, American children are not taught about the Trail of Tears,…

      4. From what I have been reading lately, American children are not taught a lot of dark stuff that had happened in the US since we became a country. Like the Tulsa race massacre, the Chinese exclusion act, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, how Angel Island in SF Bay was operated compared to Ellis Island in New York City, McCarthy’s Red Scare, and so much more.

      5. Exactly – it is dark, but it also happened. And still affects us.

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