“Once a holiday’s entrenched in the public consciousness, there’s no reason not to use it politically. In separate speeches in both his 1980 and 1984 election campaigns, Ronald Reagan used Labor Day to invoke the iconic slogan “Make America Great Again.” (We all know where that wound up.) And back when he was just an apple in the presidential eagle’s eye, George W. Bush straight-up called New York Times reporter Adam Clymer a “major league asshole” and refused to apologize.” See more fascinating factoids about Labor Day at Thrilllist.com
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