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The President Who Randomly Liked to Challenge People to Fist-Fights

The President Who Randomly Liked to Challenge People to Fist-Fights

By Karl Smallwood

Impressed with how honorable a man Roosevelt was, one of the criminals even wrote him later from prison thanking him for being a peerless sentinel of justice. As Vice President and later President, Roosevelt continued with this practice, lining the White House’s basement with wrestling mats so he could suplex people whenever he felt like it. Rather than fret about it, Roosevelt simply joked it was a good thing it was his left eye he went blind in, as he used his right to aim when shooting. Nevertheless, the injury effectively ended Roosevelt’s pugilistic endeavours in the White House, for fear he might lose the other eye. Eventually Germany considered simply going to war with France, but were concerned that the British would ally with the French in retaliation.