Donald Trump is the grandson of German immigrants Frederich and Elizabeth Trump who came over to the United States in 1885 from Kallstadt, Pfalz. Upon receiving the news of his induction, Mr. Trump said that he was “honored to join the remarkable group of outstanding Americans already in the Hall”
To make matters worse, Trump was inducted along with a truly heroric German-American: John A. Roebling, the civil engineer who designedthe Brooklyn Bridge, which was considered the most daring suspension bridge and one of the wonders of the world when completed:
Every year a posthumous inductee is also selected, and the German-American Hall of Fame has chosen to honor the famous civil engineer, John Roebling, who was behind the building of many famous American structures including the Brooklyn Bridge. Roebling will be recognized at the same ceremony taking place in October.
Honoring Donald Trump as a great German-American is an especially dumb idea, since last year Trump practically declared war on Germany after the Deutsche Boerse made a bid to merge with New York Stock Exchange. Earlier this year Trump made the following incendiary remark to Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Network:
“Germany is trying to take over the world economically; they weren’t able to do it militarily.”
One can hear similar remarks on the streets of Athens along with protesters with posters of Angela Merkel dressed as a Nazi.
So hats off to the German-American Hall of Fame for achieving new heights of stupidity.