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Whose "Forgotten Man and Woman" was Trump talking about? Read the book.

One of, if not the, most frequently quoted and reported lines in President-elect Donald Trump's victory speech was "The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer." Undoubtedly the reference was lost on 99% of Americans (and likely 99.9% of the journalists who featured the quote). 


Given the likelihood that someone in Trump's circle knows full well from whence the phrase "The Forgotten Man" comes, those who care deeply about their country and their politics would do well to familiarize themselves with the origins of that descriptive term and its uses (and abuses) over the course of the last 80 years. Much could be riding on whether Trump and his advisers are talking about the "Forgotten Man" (and woman) in the sense in which the phrase's originator meant it, or in the sense in which Franklin Roosevelt and his crew used the word after they hijacked it and gave it an entirely different meaning from what was originally intended. 

If your interest is piqued (or even if it is not), you owe it to yourself to learn more about the "Forgotten Man" and to try to decipher why Trump and his staff thought it was critical to bring up the concept in his victory speech. Undoubtedly, that was the first of many times we will hear that phrase. 

Get yourself a copy of "The Forgotten Man" and if you do nothing else, read the Introduction to the book and focus on the last three pages of the Intro where the title of the book and the meaning of the phrase is explained. Obviously, reading the entire book would also be a big help in deciphering where Mr. Trump and a Trump administration want to take the country, hopefully for better and not for worse, which brings us full circle to the original question: Whose "Forgotten man and woman" was Mr. Trump talking about?

-- The Motley Blogger
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