Listen: President Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, President Trump discussed on Michael Medved
"They went to Cuba in the Spanish American war, then played at virtually every rally until he got rather sick of it while he was running for governor of New York in eighteen ninety eight before he became president, of course. And I I need to answer a couple of questions at the very beginning. First of all the idea that I call him Theodore Roosevelt and not teddy Roosevelt as he's often known. Well, that's because president Roosevelt always loathed the name teddy when he was a tiny. Boy, he was called Tedi, and he didn't like it. And he never liked being called teddy and he wants declared. Anyone who calls me teddy doesn't know me at all. And I certainly hope that by the end of this broadcast. You will know president Theodore Roosevelt. Well, there's also great confusion about the pronunciation of his name. There are people who say Roosevelt, and they will say Theodore Roosevelt, and Franklin Roosevelt. Then there are other people who say, no, no, they know that Franklin said Roosevelt because we have all kinds of recordings of him saying, but they'll say Theodore Roosevelt. He always said Roosevelt. He very clearly did. And I have become friends with president Roosevelt's great granddaughter. In other words, her grandmother was president Roosevelt's daughter, and I asked her is there any doubt at all that everyone in your family says Roosevelt. She says, no, it's Roosevelt stop with the Roosevelt. And then the last question about the title of this very special broadcast on the Michael Medved Show. Calling him the all American boy. I do that because part of the fascination with president Roosevelt is his voyage nece which lasted is entire life. He never quite grew up. In fact, one of the most famous statements about him was made by the British diplomat, Cecil spring rice who became a very good friend with president Roosevelt when he was in the White House. And he said, you must always remember about the president that he is about six and there were others. Who were also impressed with his boyish nece Ellie route the gray eminence who served in TR's cabinet. Said on the president's forty sixth birthday. He said you've made a good start in life and your friends have great hopes for you. When you grow up. And then later six years later in nineteen ten he greeted him on his birthday by writing Tim this after president Roosevelt had been reelected Theodore, you're still the same. Great overgrown boy as ever. And most movingly of all, and I just came across this. And it's stunning to me. Is. Former president Theodore Roosevelt humbled themselves and came to the White House to beg a favor. Of the man who had defeated him and his last race for the presidency. Woodrow Wilson, he he didn't like Woodrow Wilson, he wants referred to Woodrow Wilson at. It is the Michael."