Who was Harry Truman? How did he end up President of the United States during one of the most crucial times in history?
There is a new documentary series on Showtime narrated by Oliver Stone. Stone rips Truman pretty mercilessly. Stone says that Truman was a failed businessman and low level bureaucrat who was elected to congress as a pawn, and that Truman originally was a joke to his colleagues. Then that Truman was elected to VP as a compromise between warring factions in the party because Truman was so mediocre.
Stone states that Truman was a sissy boy when he was younger, then implies that Truman acted like a bully as President to compensate for his sissy youth. Stone even oddly implies that Truman's mother thought her son was gay, which even if there is proof of this, is a rather low blow.
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