Friday, January 16, 2015

Fact of the Day: Truman and Graham

While Christian evangelist Billy Graham has met with many former presidents, the first president he met was Harry Truman. While Eisenhower and Johnson considered Graham one of their closest friends, Truman was far from impressed. Truman would later say "He claims he's a friend of all the Presidents, but he was never a friend of mine when I was President. I just don't go for people like that. All he's interested in is getting his name in the paper."

15 comments:

Dixie@dcrelief said...

He he he.

Bob Bushell said...

True Harry.

Julie Ann Lozada said...

oh... that's nice! he has the freedom to speak his mind...

It’s a GIRL Thing

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Everyone has a right to their opinion.

Breathtaking said...

Many years ago I went to see Billy Graham who was speaking in my home town. The stadium was packed, and there was such a feeling of well being and love all around. It was a wonderful sermon.

Christine said...

Interesting.

Pilar Domínguez said...

I haven´t heard about Billy Graham, I will take into account since now .Kisses:)

Anonymous said...

I need to read more about President Truman.

Mary Kirkland said...

He was right. It was all about fame and fortune to that guy.

Pat Hatt said...

All about the $$$, always is

Holy Ghost Writer said...

He wants the spotlight

Anna and Klaudia said...

very interesting :)

FilipBlog said...

Was he not the President that built the White House?

Greetings,
Filip

stephen Hayes said...

I've never been a big fan of Billy Graham. Or Franklin his son. I just have a problem with people who cash in on God.

Kay said...

Oh dear, that's a shame.