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White House will be Occupied by a Downright Fool and Complete Narcissistic Moron – H.L. Mencken, 1920

H.L. Mencken

H.L. Mencken

“As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.” — H. L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920 and reprinted in the book On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe. Henry Louis Mencken  (born September 12, 1880, Baltimore, Maryland — died January 29, 1956, Baltimore), was a controversialist, humorous journalist, and pungent critic of American life who powerfully influenced U.S. fiction through the 1920s.


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