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GOP Ex-Rep. David Jolly: Trump Is 'Missing the Lessons of History'

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By    |   Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 04:41 PM

A former GOP lawmaker Wednesday derided President Donald Trump's boast that he could be — with the exception of Abraham Lincoln – the most "presidential" of presidents.

In an interview with CNN's "New Day," ex-Rep. David Jolly of Florida said Trump has to earn the accolade first.

"He's missing the lessons of history, and I suppose it was kind of him to exempt Abraham Lincoln from his declaration, but Alisyn, listen, those we consider presidential have earned it, not declared it," he told host Alisyn Camerota.

"FDR, JFK during the Cuban missile crisis, Reagan in Berlin. Trump on the other hand, as we have seen repeatedly, continues to engage in self-promotion, suggesting he is above accountability, and obviously in the division through insults and through his Twitter feed."

He took particular exception to Trump's temperament.

"In moments of national crisis, in moments of national decision, I don't believe this president has actually positioned himself to actually... unite the country," Jolly said. "There will come a time when that matters when we do need to unite under his leadership, and I don't know that we're there yet."

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A former GOP lawmaker Wednesday derided President Donald Trump's boast that he could be — with the exception of Abraham Lincoln – the most "presidential" of presidents.
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