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Maybe because Washington wasn't a narcissist?
« on: April 11, 2019, 08:15:07 PM »
The 45th president — no student of history — marveled at the first president’s failure to name his historic compound after himself.

President Donald Trump had some advice for George Washington.

During a guided tour of Mount Vernon last April with French president Emmanuel Macron, Trump learned that Washington was one of the major real-estate speculators of his era. So, he couldn’t understand why America’s first president didn’t name his historic Virginia compound or any of the other property he acquired after himself.

“If he was smart, he would’ve put his name on it,” Trump said, according to three sources briefed on the exchange. “You’ve got to put your name on stuff or no one remembers you.”

Trump asked whether Washington was "really rich," according to a second person familiar with the visit. In fact, Washington was either the wealthiest or among the wealthiest Americans of his time, thanks largely to his mini real estate empire.

“That is what Trump was really the most excited about,” this person said.

If Trump was impressed with Washington’s real estate instincts, he was less taken by Mount Vernon itself, which the first president personally expanded from a modest one-and-a-half story home into an 11,000 square foot mansion. The rooms, Trump said, were too small, the staircases too narrow, and he even spotted some unevenness in the floorboards, according to four sources briefed on his comments. He could have built the place better, he said, and for less money.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/10/donald-trump-mount-vernon-george-washington-1264073

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Re: Maybe because Washington wasn't a narcissist?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019, 08:54:41 PM »
Kind of funny, but;
according to three sources briefed on the exchange.

From your article:

“Mount Vernon has a policy of not providing details about high profile visits outside of the official statements provided by the organization,” a spokesperson for Mount Vernon told POLITICO before this story was published. After its publication, the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association released a statement saying, in part, that "third-party accounts of the Trump-Macron visit released by several media outlets today do not correctly reflect the events that transpired nearly a year ago." The statement added: "Comments pulled from sources who were not present for the tour do not properly convey the tone and context in which they were delivered."

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Re: Maybe because Washington wasn't a narcissist?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2019, 09:02:18 PM »
Kind of funny, but;
according to three sources briefed on the exchange.

From your article:

“Mount Vernon has a policy of not providing details about high profile visits outside of the official statements provided by the organization,” a spokesperson for Mount Vernon told POLITICO before this story was published. After its publication, the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association released a statement saying, in part, that "third-party accounts of the Trump-Macron visit released by several media outlets today do not correctly reflect the events that transpired nearly a year ago." The statement added: "Comments pulled from sources who were not present for the tour do not properly convey the tone and context in which they were delivered."
Tone and context is not "he didn't say those things"

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Re: Maybe because Washington wasn't a narcissist?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2019, 09:19:37 PM »
Tone and context is not "he didn't say those things"

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Re: Maybe because Washington wasn't a narcissist?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2019, 06:13:08 AM »
Another "anonymous sources" article.

Those are coming fast and furious these days.

Trump may have (or may not have) made some of the comments, but if he did, they don't reach the level of warranting a story on Politico, which is quickly becoming a site for yellow journalism.

But, yes, we should recognize that George Washington was a great man.