John Quincey Adams

A brief history of presidents snubbing their successors – and why the founders favored civility instead

BY: - November 19, 2020

It’s beyond dispute: Donald Trump won’t go down in history as a model of civility. Examples of his bad manners abound. When he gave his first inaugural speech, the president craftily avoided any nod to his defeated opponent, Hillary Clinton, or to the other half of the electorate. Then he started embarrassing foreign leaders during […]