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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Anyone think that after plotting against our sacred democracy (and maybe still doing so), Donald Trump deserves secret intelligence briefings as an ex-President?

Inauguration 1985 was moved into Capitol Rotunda because it was too cold outside. Every security reason to move inauguration 2021 indoors to some well-fortified place. Safety first.

LBJ and RFK were allowed to campaign standing up in open car amid crowds and tall buildings in Brooklyn eleven months after Dallas, October 1964. Never should have been permitted.

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President-elect and Dr. Biden are volunteering for day of service today. Here is his predecessor:

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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.

Bushes’ daughter Jenna showing the Obama daughters the spectacular view from the Truman Balcony, November 2008:

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Another lesson of this past week may be that it has not been such a great idea for civics and history classes to be reduced or eliminated in so many of our schools.

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."

Ex-Senator John Danforth, Republican of Missouri, today told @tonymess  about Hawley, "Supporting Josh and trying so hard to get him elected to the Senate was the worst mistake I ever made in my life.”

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