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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JFK signs Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, October 1963, in White House Treaty Room, October 1963: #JFKL 

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Contents of Abraham Lincoln’s pockets when he was assassinated tomorrow night 1865: #LOC 

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Every great President in history — especially those who have waged war — has had empathy.

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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.

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."

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

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