Michael Beschloss

Michael Beschloss


Author, most recently, of PRESIDENTS OF WAR (Crown). Ten books. @NBCNews Presidential Historian. Contributor to PBS @NewsHour. Williams College. Born Chicago.

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Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable at “The Misfits” cast party, today 1960, a month before Gable’s death:

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Why did Secret Service allow LBJ and RFK to campaign while standing n open Presidental limousine in Brooklyn, only eleven months after Dallas — tomorrow 1964?

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Barbara and George H.W. Bush present Chairman of Joint Chiefs Colin Powell with Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1991: #Getty 

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After 1865, Jefferson Davis and his collaborators were never subjected to serious justice after leading insurrection of the Civil War. Davis later even publicly claimed that the South had never lost the war — instead victory had been “stolen” from Southerners. Sound familiar?

Live from Oval Office, Cuban Missile Crisis revealed tonight 1962:

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Please pay attention to this statement, everyone — just issued by Twitter executives: “Plans for future armed protests have already begun proliferating on and off-Twitter, including a proposed secondary attack on the US Capitol and state capitol buildings on January 17, 2021.”

This is a coup d’etat attempted by the President of the United States.

We did not know Presidential winner for certain before midnight on election nights in 1960, 1968, 1976, 2000, 2004, 2016. No one should pretend there would be anything historically unusual if that happens again in 2020.

On cold night, seeing Secret Service agent outside Oval Office, JFK asked him inside but was told he couldn't—Kennedy brought out two cups of hot chocolate, which they both drank in the cold—years later, the weeping agent said, “That’s the kind of President I’ve been serving."

Now Hawley is claiming that he “was never attempting to overturn the election” and was merely “representing my constituents.” Does Hawley think Americans are gullible and stupid? They are not, and most people can see through phonies.

In America, our Presidents have generally avoided strongman balcony scenes — that’s for other countries with authoritarian systems.

The defeated George H.W. Bush’s letter to Bill Clinton on the day of their peaceful transfer of power, 1993:

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