In rare move, Mt. Vernon refutes Politico claims about Trump visit to historic site

In rare move, Mt. Vernon refutes Politico claims about Trump visit to historic site
Detail from 'Washington Crossing the Delaware,' 1851, Emanuel Leutze (Image: Metropolitan Museum of Art)

[Ed. – Refreshing.]

[I]t shouldn’t shock us that Politico was caught red-handed trying to bash Trump for being uninterested in a tour of Mount Vernon when French President Emmanuel Macron visited last April. Supposedly, sources said this tour was “truly bizarre,” with Trump being unengaged, asking why George Washington didn’t name any real estate after him (via Politico) [emphasis mine]:

During a guided tour of Mount Vernon last April with French president Emmanuel Macron, Trump learned that Washington was one of the major real-estate speculators of his era. So, he couldn’t understand why America’s first president didn’t name his historic Virginia compound or any of the other property he acquired after himself.

“If he was smart, he would’ve put his name on it,” Trump said, according to three sources briefed on the exchange. “You’ve got to put your name on stuff or no one remembers you.” …

[A]nonymous sources in the anti-Trump resistance era … [are] … usually wrong. And Mount Vernon made that clear in a statement released today…

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