Child In Chief

In his upcoming memoir, newly appointed Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III describes the private tour he gave President Trump of the National Museum of African American History and Culture...


Trump greeted him warmly and expressed his wife’s enjoyment of a tour she had with Sara Netanyahu, wife of the Israeli prime minister, according to Bunch. Then they went into the galleries.

“The president paused in front of the exhibit that discussed the role of the Dutch in the slave trade,” Bunch writes. “As he pondered the label I felt that maybe he was paying attention to the work of the museum. He quickly proved me wrong. As he turned from the display he said to me, ‘You know, they love me in the Netherlands.’ All I could say was let’s continue walking.”

2 thoughts on “Child In Chief

  1. John D. Thullen

    “All I could say was let’s continue walking.”

    And then p said: “No one walks better than I do. I walk better than any other President in American history. You call what Obama did “walking”? Shiftless trucking, more like. Andrew Jackson? Very, very good walker, very good, one of the best, but I out-walk him just getting from here to the golf cart. They say he had a hitch in is get-along, not that I noticed when we met. Not a bad golfer either, but did he own 35 gold courses? No, he did not. You ever see Franklin Delano Roosevelt walk? Had to have three guys stand him up in braces from his wheelchair just to show Hitler and the Japs that he wasn’t going to take it sitting down. Then he sat down. By the way, Hitler? Now THERE was a walker. Pretty good artist too and had some nice people around him who could walk to Poland and back without breaking step. I walked in Poland and they loved me for it, said I was the best walker the world has ever seen, but then how many Polacks does it take to tell me I’m the best? All of ’em, and one extra to hold my suit jacket while I walk away with a good deal.

    OK, like you say, let’s keep walking. First one there gets a Nobel Prize. The loser gets a pardon. Pardon my elbow.

  2. John D. Thullen

    By the way, my daughter Ivanka can walk your socks off. Even when she was a pre-teen and she would say “Daddy, I’ve gotta go now.”, I’d tell her, “Ivanka, I’m always happy to see you coming, but it is even more thrilling to watch you walk away. Gets me right in the glands.”

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