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Joanne Rogers, Mr. Rogers’ Widow, Has Some Not-So-Neighborly Phrases For Trump


Everybody is likely to be welcome in “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” however the late TV host’s widow gained’t be singing the present’s well-known theme track to President Donald Trump any time quickly. 

“I feel he’s only a horrible individual,” Joanne Rogers, 92, informed The Each day Beast. 

Joanne Rogers additionally supplied up a couple of different descriptions for Trump that undoubtedly wouldn’t be heard across the neighborhood, together with “pathologically ailing” and “mentally ailing.”

Trump visited Fred Rogers’ hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania on Thursday.

Fred Rogers, who died of most cancers in 2003, was famously apolitical and tried to see the nice in all. Joanne Rogers informed The Los Angeles Occasions final yr that she hadn’t been particularly political herself previously. That modified when Trump entered the scene.

“And I wish to vote for whoever goes to beat Trump,” she informed the newspaper.

Joanne Rogers informed The Each day Beast that she’d go into mourning if the president gained reelection. 

“I can’t even think about,” she stated. “I’d really feel so badly.”

She additionally endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden with a praise that Fred Rogers would admire. 

“I feel he’s type,” she stated. “I feel all of us want any person like Biden who may give us little pats on the again.”

Learn her full interview right here.  

Fred Rogers famously strived to see the nice in anybody. Tom Junod, whose much-cited profile of Fred Rogers for Esquire in 1998 grew to become the premise of the Tom Hanks movie “A Lovely Day within the Neighborhood,” tried to take a stab at what the TV host would say in regards to the president. 

“He would say that Donald Trump was a baby as soon as too,” Junod wrote in The Atlantic final yr. “He would say that the newest Twitter sufferer or villain was a baby as soon as too.”