To play devil’s advocate, the venn diagram between those that fanatically support Trump and those who think Gone with the Wind is a docudrama damn near constitutes a single circle. So who knows; maybe it was shocking for the crowd to hear that Grant was a great man and a great general despite his personal flaws. Maybe through Trump they have just discovered that Grant isn’t a whiskey-chugging ogre who comes to your house at night and takes your children away in his magical carpetbag if you dare say something nice about football players kneeling. Trump could end the Lost Cause myth and finally heal the North-South divide with his “Baby(hand)’s First History of America” lectures.

“Hey, that might be something cool to write. Maybe I should do that at some point…”

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