Thursday, November 17, 2022

Grover Cleveland objects to a CBS chyron

Last night, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah included several clips from or about Donald Trump's announcement of his candidacy for the Presidency in 2024, including one from CBS Mornings with a chyron about the news: "Donald Trump announces 2024 Presidential bid. Aims to become first President to win two non-consecutive terms." While I would expect such an ahistorical statement from Trump himself, who famously seemed to think that nineteenth-century abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass was still alive during his term as President, President Grover Cleveland would beg to differ with CBS, as he served non-consecutive terms as the 22nd and 24th President of the United States from 1885-1889 and 1893-1897. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 17 November 2022)



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