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Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Melanie Kirkpatrick, author of “Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience,” about the truth about Thanksgiving and what the first Thanksgiving was actually like. She explains why Abraham Lincoln and Sarah Josepha Hale should receive the majority of the credit for creating the Thanksgiving holiday as we know it. She also explains how the real Thanksgiving story is much different from the modern version influenced by progressive politics. She also shares a variety of lesser-known historical facts, like the time that Franklin Delano Roosevelt made a decision that resulted in Democrats and Republicans holding two separate Thanksgivings.
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