There is one significant difference between President Trump and George Wallace — and it shows how Trump poses a graver threat to peaceful political discourse, especially as we enter a presidential election campaign, says
“By articulating their audiences’ hatred, both men effectively encouraged them to act on it.” -
This, by ⁦⁩, is really good—and deeply frightening.
The biggest difference between Donald Trump and George Wallace is that Donald Trump is president. You can do a lot more damage to the nation if you're president. And you'll do even more damage if you're elected to a second term.
There are a lot of similarities between the political rallies of Donald Trump and George Wallace, writes . But there’s also one big difference.
A little family history, my father in law wrested control of Alabama’s Democratic Party in the 60’s from George Wallace with equal parts of moral courage, smart strategy & good luck. Republicans should take note.
Opinion | Trump Is Different Than George Wallace. He’s Worse. - The New York Times
I attended a Trump rally (in 2016) and a George Wallace rally (1968, in Beaumont, TX). is spot on. Trump is worse than Wallace.
Worth reading. says Trump is worse than Gov George Wallace, the man who promised segregation forever. "The Real Problem With Trump’s Rallies"
George Wallace's targets at presidential rallies were, for the most part, presented in the abstract, writes . Donald Trump, in contrast, has used his rallies to single out specific enemies.
Back in the fall of 2015, when we watched “Settin’ the Woods on Fire” in class, a student commented, “Trump would basically be a new Wallace, right?” As this sharp piece explains, not exactly.
Just catching up with this article on George Wallace and it reminds me of a story I found in the Wheaton archives about George Wallace and Billy Graham.
Great piece by . Trump's racism can't be dismissed as theater. The consequences are real and potentially life or death.
"As the 2020 campaign heats up, the president’s rhetoric will as well. It’s long past time that he started worrying about the consequences of his words." Sure is. A read from . The Real Problem With Trump’s Rallies
Downplaying how evil George “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever” Wallace was to own the cons.
telling the truth: "Mr. Wallace’s targets were, for the most part, presented in the abstract...Mr. Trump, in pointed contrast, has used his rallies to single out specific enemies"
An excellent piece by in #twitterstorians when historical analogies work very well
Now that President Trump has started doing rallies again and ratcheted up the rhetoric even more, I'm going to go ahead and repost this piece I did for
As the president gets ready for another rally tonight, I'll repost my piece that ran on Monday
The conclusion from my op-ed last Monday: "As the 2020 campaign heats up, the president’s rhetoric will as well. It’s long past time that he started worrying about the consequences of his words."
It’s George Wallace’s birthday, so why not repost this one?
Here's one I did for on the similarities between Trump and the prime mover of "law and order" appeals in the 1960s, George Wallace
Compelling comparison by historian Kevin Kruse between Trump & former Alabama governor Wallace, where in both cases "By articulating their audiences’ hatred, both men effectively encouraged them to act on it."
The Real Problem With Trump’s Rallies
Those "moderates" claiming that Trump is not to blame for the rise in hate crimes around the country need to read this.
Two racists and their adoring female crowds, 50 years apart.