I found Donald Trump’s visit to Gettysburg quite ironic. I suppose the purpose of the visit was to show how certain events in the history of America have dramatically changed our common destiny—subtly suggesting that his candidacy is such a pivotal event.
I heard a Fox News reporter describe the Trump visit with all kinds of patriotic imagery, comparing Trump to the Union commander who held firm against the enemy’s “swinging gate” offensive maneuver near Little Round Top; an act which many historians believe won the battle for the Union.
But who was the “enemy” in this great American battle?
Who is Donald Trump’s base?
Very ironic indeed.