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David Frum: Donald Trump Worse Than Slaveholders

We’ve had a lot of bad presidents. But David Frum thinks the one we inaugurated on Friday is the worst — ever. And he’s making very clear that his characterization includes all the men who’ve led the country.

Frum is a prominent neoconservative, editor at the Atlantic Magazine and a member of the Never Trump movement. He’s spoken out against the president since the beginning of the campaign.

A dozen presidents including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson and Ulysses Grant owned slaves. Frum had a backhanded compliment for Jackson, a war hero who’s considered by most historians to be an inept leader with an authoritarian streak. “At least Andrew Jackson was physically brave,” he added.

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at [email protected] or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon


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