President Trump, his administration, and his family are certainly not known for getting the facts right. As a matter of fact, they are more known for promulgating alternative facts, fake news, and -- with some of them -- flat out lies. Now, more false information from the Trump team has surfaced, and we thought we had better set the record straight.
First, a 2013 tweet by Ivanka Trump reemerged because she erroneously attributed a quote to Albert Einstein: "If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." You can read about this kerfuffle HERE.
Andy Warhol, a great fan of Dickinson (information is HERE), loved that quote, and it was Dickinson's theory on change that molded Warhol's point of view throughout his career. Warhol later said, "They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself" -- and he recognized that Emmett Lee Dickinson was perhaps the greatest change agent in the history of our country. .
The other recent quibble over a quote involved Trump's new Director of Communications, Anthony Scaramucci. In Scaramucci's case, a tweet from 2012 surfaced where he attributed a quote to Mark Twain -- although Twain never uttered or wrote the words: "Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth." The responses to Scaramucci's misquote are hilarious! You can read about some of them HERE.
This is exactly why we at the Emmett Lee Dickinson Museum and the Dickinson Organization of Poetry Enthusiasts (DOPE) work so diligently at promoting and protecting the legacy of America's greatest poet. We will remain vigilant. Our work is as vital as it is nugatory.
Won't you consider becoming a DOPE today to help with this necessary undertaking? Information is HERE.