Woody Guthrie once rented an apartment from Donald Trump’s father

Read this. Fascinating! The piece includes this:

Guthrie’s two-year tenancy in one of Fred Trump’s buildings and his relationship with the real estate mogul of New York’s outer boroughs produced some of Guthrie’s most bitter writings, which I discovered on a recent trip to the Woody Guthrie Archives in Tulsa. These writings have never before been published; they should be, for they clearly pit America’s national balladeer against the racist foundations of the Trump real estate empire.

Recalling these foundations becomes all the more relevant in the wake of the racially charged proclamations of Donald Trump, who last year announced, “My legacy has its roots in my father’s legacy.”

And thanks, Cynical, for the link.

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3 responses to “Woody Guthrie once rented an apartment from Donald Trump’s father

  1. That is fascinating. The apple don’t fall far from the tree.

  2. I saw the Coney Island exhibit at the Atheneum last year with a friend – a self-proclaimed Jersey girl who spent lots of time at Coney Island as a kid. She pointed out one of the notations that said Fred Trump tore down part of the park……

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