"You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
Trump supporters are some of the people being fooled all of the time. God, when will this nightmare be over.
From the journal of Esther Hill Hawks, April 19th, 1865
School was hardly open this morning before Mr. Hurley came in and told me that President Lincoln had been assassinated....Several of the large girls who are in classes taught by the white southern teachers, came to me, weeping bitterly and begged to be taken out of classes. I let them go home at the same time and must watch my teachers for any expression of disloyalty. The greatest gloom pervades the city....Minute guns have been firing nearly ever since the news came; flags are at half mast. The colored people express their sorrow and sense of loss in many cases, with sobs and loud lamentations! No native whites are seen anywhere on the streets....For me, I am beginning to be strong in the "fatalistic theory." His work was accomplished and he is removed. I will not doubt but God has other men and means, to finish what is yet undone!
So, who was Esther Hill Hawks, you ask?
She was unable to serve as an Army Surgeon because of her gender and so educated newly freed slaves on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. After the war, she established Florida's first interracial school, but in January 1869 her new schoolhouse was torched; she returned to New England to practice medicine.