Donald Trump and Abraham Lincoln, the two people in history with the least in common, were recently compared to each other by Shannon Roers Jones, a new state legislator from Fargo.
She believes that Trump and Lincoln are similar because when each one of them was elected, people got scared. Here’s what she posted on Facebook:
“As we begin a new year with President Trump at the helm. Here is one of those tricky quotations to ponder, as recorded in the Baltimore Sun:
“We have only too much cause to fear that such a man, and such advisers as he has, may be capable of infinitely more mischief than folly when invested with power. A lunatic is only dangerous when armed and turned loose”
It wasn’t written in 2016 and they weren’t talking about a President Trump. It was written in 1861, and that man they were talking about was Abraham Lincoln.”Thank you John Andrist for reminding me about this quote. When Abraham Lincoln was elected, as a result of a power struggle between two much more preferred candidates, the majority of the nation hated him and feared that he would destroy the country. Just something to tuck away in your brain.