Twain v Roosevelt

I See the Kinship, Me and Mark

Mark Twain has been one of my heroes forever.  Now I discover he felt about Teddy Roosevelt the way I feel about Donald Trump.  Roosevelt felt the same way about Twain.  (I like them both.)

They worked it out by not speaking publicly about their mutual disdain. Avoided a national embarrassment, they did.


"Acutely aware of each other's popularity, neither [Roosevelt nor Twain] publicly denounced the other. Among friends, though, both were free with their feelings. Roo­sevelt said he would like to 'skin Mark Twain alive.' Twain considered Roosevelt 'clearly insane' and 'the most formidable disaster that has befallen the country since the Civil War.'

Sound familiar? Especially after Trump pulled us out of the Paris Accords.

Too bad we can't contain our hostilities more like they did.  

Of course neither of them tweeted. Much.

*MT credit
** TR credit


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