Trump and Roosevelt


No, not that Roosevelt. The first one, Teddy. Stephen Beale has an essay over at The American Conservative that asks Is Trump the New Teddy Roosevelt?

Roosevelt—a career politician who sought military service, an avid outdoorsman who hunted elephants and explored the Amazon, and an intellectually curious historian who dabbled in anthropology and zoology—might seem an unlikely model for Trump.

But in terms of policy, the parallels are legion.

Both TR and Trump can be categorized as unabashed nationalists willing to wield executive power in pursuit of their vision as the common good. Read the whole thing.