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Shit Rolls Downhill as Public Policy
<bq href="https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/lbj-convince-the-lowest-white-man/" source="Snopes" author="Former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson">If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you.<fn></bq> <hr> <ft>I can't help but think that current U.S. President Donald J. Trump is only too aware of this stratagem---because it's working for him like for nearly no other before him. People are not only emptying their pockets but are nearly sacrificing themselves on the altar of his reputation.</ft>