Washington vs Trump
 

on taxes

 
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It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it.
— g. washington
 
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I fight very hard to pay as little tax as possible.
— d. trump
 
 

 

on weapons of war

 
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I shall constantly bear in Mind, that as the Sword was the last Resort for the preservation of our Liberties, so it ought to be the first thing laid aside, when those Liberties are firmly established.
— g. washington
 
Why can’t we use nuclear weapons?
— d. trump
 
 

 

on checks and balances

 
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The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositories, and constituting each the guardian of the public weal against invasions by the others.
— g. washington
 
I alone can fix it.
— d. trump
 
 

 

on THE TREATMENT OF POWS

 
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Treat them with humanity, and let them have no reason to complain of our copying the brutal example of the British Army in their treatment of our unfortunate brethren who have fallen into their hands.
— g. washington
 
They asked me, what do you think about waterboarding, Mr. Trump. And I said I love it. I think it’s great.
— d. trump
 
 

 

on IMMIGRATION

 
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I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong.
— g. washington
 
I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall.
— d. trump
 
 

 

on WAR

 
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My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
— g. washington
 
I’m really good at war.
— d. trump
 
 

 

ON THE HUMILITY OF THE OFFICE

 
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I this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think my self equal to the Command I ⟨am⟩ honoured with.
— g. washington
 
I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created.
— d. trump
 
 

 

ON NATIONAL DEBT

 
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To contract new debt is not the way to pay old ones.
— g. washington
 
I would borrow, knowing that if the economy crashed, you could make a deal.
— d. trump
 
 

 

ON PROFANITY

 
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The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.
— g. washington
 
These people – I’d like to use really foul language. I won’t do it. I was going to say they’re really full of shit, but I won’t say that.
— d. trump
 
 

 

ON RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION

 
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I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.
— g. washington
 
Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.
— d. trump
 
 

 

ON LEADERSHIP

 
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I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
— g. washington
 
I’ve always been a leader. I’ve never had any problem leading people. If I say, ‘Do it,’ they’re going to do it. That’s what leadership is all about.
— d. trump
 
 

 

on the treatment of veterans

 
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They will not be persuaded to sacrifice all views of present interest, and encounter the numerous vicissitudes of War, in the defence of their Country, unless she will be generous enough on her part, to make a decent provision for their future support.
— g. washington
 
Whether they are veterans or not, they should not be allowed to sell on this most important and prestigious shopping street.
— d. trump
 
 

 

ON GOVERNMENT'S ROLE IN EDUCATION

 
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I have heretofore proposed to the consideration of Congress, the expediency of establishing a National University;
— g. washington
 
I may cut Department of Education.
— d. trump
 
 

 

ON MAKING MISTAKES

 
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It is with pleasure I receive reproof, when reproof is due, because no person can be readier to accuse me, than I am to acknowledge an error, when I am guilty of one;
— g. washington
 
I don’t think I’ve made mistakes. Every time somebody said I made a mistake, they do the polls and my numbers go up, so I guess I haven’t made any mistakes.
— d. trump
 
 

 

ON DISABLED VETERANS

 
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Nothing could be a more melancholy and distressing sight, than to behold those who have shed their blood or lost their limbs in the service of their Country, without a shelter, without a friend, and without the means of obtaining any of the necessaries or comforts of Life.
— g. washington
 
While disabled veterans should be given every opportunity to earn a living, is it fair to do so to the detriment of the city as a whole or its tax paying citizens and businesses?
— d. trump
 
 

 

ON wealth

 
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A man ought not to value himself of his achievements or rare qualities of wit, much less of his riches, virtue or kindred.
— g. washington
 
The beauty of me is that I’m very rich.
— d. trump
 
 

 

ON WOMEN

 
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All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
— g. washington
 
Women: You have to treat them like shit.
— d. trump
 
 

 

ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

 
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The liberty enjoyed by the people of these states of worshiping Almighty God agreeably to their conscience, is not only among the choicest of their blessings, but also of their rights.
— g. washington
 
Nobody wants to say this and nobody wants to shut down religious institutions or anything, but you know, you understand it. A lot of people understand it. We’re going to have no choice.
— d. trump
 
 

 

ON REFUGEES

 
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The bosom of America is open to receive not only the opulent and respectable stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all nations and religions...
— g. washington
 
We cannot let them (Syrians) into this country, period. Our country has tremendous problems. We can’t have another problem.
— d. trump