Trump’s woeful ignorance of own country’s Cold War history

I know we shouldn’t be surprised  when Trump comits another faux pas, but I can’t help admitting that my hackles rose particularly high this afternoon when I heard him claim that ‘relations between Russia and the USA had never been worse’. As a child of the Cold war did he sleep through the Cuban Missile crisis, the tanks rolling into Czechoslovakia, or the war in Afghanistan? I’m sure most teenagers take what Trump says with a pinch of salt, but it will be interesting to see how many of your students who might have heard Trump’s extraordinary claim, will want to  question or challenge his view. Great talking point for any Cold War lesson.

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