Donald Trump Thinks Frederick Douglass is Still Alive

Posted: February 2, 2017 in Assclowns, Humor, News, Politics, Things I Love, WTF?
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Frederick Douglass, 1818-????

Frederick Douglass was a famous African-American abolitionist. His autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, in particular, is one of the most important works of his era. Douglass, born in 1818, kept on with his civil rights work until his death in 1895 at the age of 77 and his speeches, editorials and actions are well-studied among historians and students today. Which brings us to yesterday . . .

U.S. President Donald Trump praised renowned African-American activist Frederick Douglass in a speech marking Black History Month yesterday—but his remarks have sparked confusion.

Describing the late former slave, who became one of the leading abolitionists of his time, as one of many black inspirational figures who has made a “big impact” on America, Trump said: “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who has done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice.”

Oh boy. That sounds a little . . . confusing. Almost as if Frederick Douglass is, well, still hanging around. But hey, Trump’s boy Sean Spicer will explain things:

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer also appeared to confuse his tenses at a press conference Wednesday.

“Today President Trump made the comment about Frederick Douglass being recognized more and more, do you have any idea what specifically he was referring to?” a reporter asked Spicer.

“Well I think there was contributions,” Spicer said. “I think he wants to highlight the contributions that he has made and I think that through a lot of the actions and statements that he is going to make, I think that the contributions of Frederick Douglass will become more and more.”

Oh no. Aside from the atrocious grammar, that’s just awful. “That he is going to make?”

Folks, after these comments we can only come to one chilling conclusion:

The leader of our country and his press secretary think that famous American Frederick Douglass, who died in 1895, is still alive.

PS- Just having some fun, conservative republican friends. Roll with it. We have another year and a half or so of this.

 

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