The Onion: Jimmy Carter Asks Why He Was Forced to Sell the Family Peanut Farm

Diane Ravitch's blog

This article appeared in The Onion, but it is so close to truth that it might as well have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, or the Washington Post.

The only fiction in it is the pretense that it was written by Jimmy Carter. It was not.

The essence is the question, why was I forced to sell the family peanut farm when I became president when Donald Trump is allowed to maintain control of his far-flung business empire and not even to disclose what businesses he is invested in?

Seriously, it was just a few fields and a warehouse, and you idiots still appointed a special prosecutor and spent six months investigating it.

Not a day goes by when I don’t think about what life would be like if I still had my peanut farm. I miss it so much. I miss feeling the sun…

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