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Trump is par for the course for U.S. presidents

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NEW YORK – U.S. President Donald Trump is under fire and we’re all shocked shocked SHOCKED that his sh-thole mouth called the (predominately black) nations of Africa “sh-tholes,” helpfully comparing them to (predominantly blonde) Norway to make sure nobody missed the point.

This is a big deal unless you’re reading this more than a few days after this writing, at which point Trump will have raised more hell with some new idiotic utterance that makes us forget about this one.

Speaking of hell-raising: I managed to raise a few social-media hackles recently when I posted the following: “I honestly don’t understand why people are so depressed about Trump. Policy-wise, he isn’t much different than Obama. Trump is truth in advertising: he is an a—hole, our country acts like an a—hole. No need for phony smiles, PC rhetoric.”

This led to a discussion comparing Trump not just to Obama, but other American presidents. There were lots of great comments. Still, I was struck by something that few people seem to be aware of — America’s rich history of presidential a—holery. Given how wicked smart my........

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