Trigger warning: Hot takes are on deck. I mean, I don’t think this is going to be a hot take but I see how some people may. Donald Trump is basically the same as George Washington.
First thing they have in common, both presidents. I swear this article will be more informative than just pointing out that they were both presidents but every skyscraper needs a strong foundation. Facts only here. Some facts just happen to be more obvious than others.
George Washington was the first president of the United States. Facts on facts on facts. Both Washington and Trump were major celebrities. George Washington was literally the most popular guy in the States. He was elected president unanimously. No man has ever been more beloved in this country.
Donald Trump is one of the biggest celebrities of the 21st century. His name is on like, 20 buildings that I see on my daily commute. I mean, the guy made a guest appearance on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Legendary shit. Rarefied air.
But there are more similarities beyond just being extremely popular and culturally dominant. They both rose to power in a direct response to people’s anger at the previous regime. Washington stood up against British tyranny and lead America to the Promised Land.
There are many Americans today who believe that our current political system is broken so they voted for Trump to bulldoze D.C. to the ground and he might. People think that Trump is going to free us from political tyranny much like Washington freed us from Great Britain.
Oh, they also happen to be huge racists and xenophobics. George Washington wanted nothing to do with any country outside of the United States. He urged future presidents to stay away from foreign affairs entirely. He also went home after he was done presidenting and beat the shit out of his slaves. People forget that.
Trump wants to close all immigration and deport millions of people. If you want a mega famous, mega racist, savior for your president then you have elected the correct man. Donald Trump is basically George Washington.