Like most people, I worry over the inflammatory language from Donald Trump and think the US must have never had a President who says such provocative things.
But the excellent Whistlestop podcast alerted me to a former US President who wrote a speech that labelled striking railway union leaders as “traitors”, listed them by name, called for them to be eliminated and said we should “hang a few traitors and make our own country safe for democracy”.
Makes Trump look restrained.
Anyone know which US President this was, without checking?
Clue 1: Post WWII
Clue 2: A Democrat