It's not just Trump – presidents and politicians have long shredded etiquette

A cartoonist’s image of Sen. Charles Sumner’s May 1856 beating by South Carolina Rep. Preston Brooks. Wikipedia Donald Trump has achieved something unique: He is the first and only president to face not one but two impeachments. But even though the U.S. Senate is still expected to exonerate him from charges that he incited the deadly Capitol insurrection, Americans already know that he won’t go down in history as a model of civility. Examples of his bad manners abounded from day one of his presidency. When he gave his inaugural speech, Trump in 2017 craftily avoided any nod to his defeated opp…

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