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Trump’s claim that he has been treated worse than (for example) Nelson Mandela

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Trump is always willing to make astonishing (and counter-factual) claims, but this latest one is jaw dropping: “No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly.” That statement pretty much epitomizes the “snowflake” mentality of exaggerated sensitivity.

Historians have named some politicians who have been treated even worse than Donald Trump. For example, Dan Snow posts a list for Trump’s consideration, beginning with:

The Emperor Valerian was captured in battle, enslaved, used as a foot-stool, forced to drink molten gold and then skinned and stuffed.

Full list at the link.

 

Written by LeisureGuy

18 May 2017 at 9:15 am

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