Trump Channels George Washington

In 1796, George Washington gave his famed farewell address upon leaving office, offering sage advice to the young Republic regarding how to conduct its affairs in the future. But in the 220 years since that address, the country’s leaders, in their apparent boundless imprudence, did the exact opposite of what Washington advised — time after time after time. Now, Americans are unhappier than they’ve been in years. Anger is widespread, confidence in government is at near-historic lows, and the economy is hemorrhaging jobs. Looking back to Washington’s words, it not only becomes clear that this sad state of affairs is a direct result of having ignored Washington’s advice, but is also suggests that Donald Trump’s success is due in large part to his desire to see the country once again follow those words of wisdom. “Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground?” Washington asked. “Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and

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