An Economist/YouGov poll conducted just before Thanksgiving found that a majority of Republicans (53%) think Donald Trump is a better president than the first Republican elected to that position, Abraham Lincoln.
You don’t have to be a history major or a Lincoln biographer to deduce that even mentioning Trump in the same breath as Lincoln is an insult to the 16th president of the United States.
I won’t waste any time enumerating the hundreds, if not thousands of reasons, why Lincoln is a superior president to Trump, because I assume that my readers aren’t idiots.
Only a brainwashed cult member, that is to say a Republican, would argue that Trump is a better president than the Great Emancipator. Trump supporters are akin to North Koreans who believe that their Dear Leader had a supernatural birth, invented the hamburger, and has never used a toilet.
Let me just focus on Lincoln and Trump’s relationship to the truth: Lincoln had such a reputation for honesty that one of his nicknames was “Honest Abe”, contrast that to Trump who according to the Washington Post has lied over 12,000 times since assuming office.
And how can you possibly compare the eloquence of the writer of the Gettysburg Address to the tweeter-in-chief who tweets at a third-grade level? Forgive me, I promised I wouldn’t list the reasons why Lincoln is a better president than Trump.
The most important fact that we can glean from the Economist poll is that it’s a waste of time debating Trump supporters on any political issue. How can you possibly hold an intelligent conversation with a moron who thinks that the stable genius is a better president than The Liberator?