Day 32 – The State of Maryland Spoon

Here’s a tacky little spoon from the great state of Maryland, birthplace of Frederick Douglass.

Donald Trump delivered some prepared remarks this morning to celebrate the start of Black History Month. In nearly the same breath that he called CNN fake news, he praised Frederick Douglass, because he’d noticed that Douglass is being recognized more and more for doing an amazing job. The best! TREMENDOUS!

Which is weird, because Douglass died in 1895 at the age of 77. But not before he (among other things) escaped from slavery, became a leader in the abolitionist movement, allied with women in the suffrage movement, became an outspoken advocate of equal rights for all (including recent immigrants), and became the first African-American to be nominated for Vice-President of the United States.

I’m pretty sure Douglass is not haunting this spoon, but I do hope he’s haunting the hell out of Donald Trump.