Andrew Gunn: The wit and wisdom of Donald J Trump

Shaun Yeo

American Studies term test. Subject: American Leadership. 

Instructions: For each question identify from the list below the American leaders to whom each quote is attributable and compare and contrast the quote's content and style.

List of leaders: Rosa Parks, Ronald Reagan, Fisher Ames, Eleanor Roosevelt, Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D Roosevelt, Donald J Trump

Question 1: Adversity

a)     People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically... No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.

b)     It has not been easy for me. It has not been easy for me. I started off in Brooklyn. My father gave me a small loan of a million dollars.

Question 2: International Relations

a)     We believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace… Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

b)     I would build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me – and I'll build them very inexpensively.

Question 3: Religion

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a)     Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.

b)     [I am calling for]… a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.

Question 4: Women

a)     The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.

b)     You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.

Question 5: Climate Change

a)     This is the only planet we've got. And years from now, I want to be able to look our children and grandchildren in the eye and tell them that we did everything we could to protect it.

b)     The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.

Question 6: Racism

a)     I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

b)     When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending the best…. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. ...

Question 7: Oratory

a)     Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

b)     I know words, I have the best words.

Question 8: Poverty

a)     The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.

b)     Part of the beauty of me is that I'm very rich.

When you have completed all questions go into a darkened room, lie down and quietly weep.

 

 - Stuff

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