Trump On Mt. Vernon: If Washington Was Smart, He Would’ve Put His Name On It

On a tour with Emmanuel Macron, Trump reportedly knew less about American history than the Frenchman and his wife.

President Trump weighed in on the decision of America's first President to not name Mount Vernon after himself, Talking Points Memo reports.

Speaking of George Washington during a tour with President of France Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte last year, he said, “If he was smart, he would’ve put his name on it."

“You’ve got to put your name on stuff or no one remembers you,” Trump said. Tour guide Doug Bradburn reportedly said that Washington managed to snag the name of the U.S. capital. Trump laughed and acknowledged his point.

Politico reports that Bradburn later said that the Macrons were much more knowledgeable about American history than the American President and that he struggled to keep his attention during the 45-minute tour.

He only expressed real interest for the real estate portions of the tour, criticizing the small rooms and narrow stairways and saying that the building could have been built better and for less money.

He did, however, seem pleased to see the bed where the first President died of a throat infection. "A good bed to die in," he concluded.

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