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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 09:49 AM

I photographed Obama and Reagan. Here's why Trump's White House is a national disgrace.

Our president lies to us every day about little things (crowd size) and big things (Covid-19). He disses allies and calls the press the enemy of the people. That is wrong.



I’ve only ever exchanged four words directly with Donald Trump.

Our first and only meeting happened two days after the 2016 election, when President Barack Obama met with the president-elect at the White House. The majority of the country was still in disbelief that Trump had been elected, despite being outvoted by close to three million votes. Americans were angry. Obama felt the need to ease tensions in the country, thus his gesture of inviting Trump to the White House so soon after the election.

The previous day at the White House — the day after the election — the shock was palpable throughout the building. Obama often used the phrase “zig zag” to describe the ups and downs of our country’s existence. In my head, I heard the lyrics of a Bruce Springsteen song, “one step up and two steps back,” as I walked into the West Wing that morning.

Being one of the older members of the staff, I had watched the country go through many challenging times. The assassination of John Kennedy in 1963, the civil rights riots in the 1960s, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy in 1968, the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974 and the 9/11 attacks, to name a few. As difficult as those times were, our country did eventually recover from all of them.

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/i-photographed-obama-reagan-here-s-why-trump-s-white-ncna1243575



MSNBC will be showing the documentary "The Way I See It" tonight at 10:00.



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demmiblue Oct 16 OP
niyad Oct 16 #1
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 09:55 AM

1. Thank you for posting this.

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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 10:08 AM

2. Thanks! Appreciate the FYI

What a fascinating career!

"Being one of the older members of the staff, I had watched the country go through many challenging times. The assassination of John Kennedy in 1963, the civil rights riots in the 1960s, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy in 1968, the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974 and the 9/11 attacks, to name a few"

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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:00 PM

3. Really looking forward to the MSNBC program with interest. Thank you, demmiblue. n/t

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