| by David Axelrod

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin ’64 spoke with host David Axelrod on his show The Axe Files Nov. 28. The conversation covered a range of topics, including Kearns Goodwin’s love of baseball, how she ended up at Colby (at 09:30), and the “winning temperament” of Donald Trump. “I think overcoming adversity is an extraordinarily important trait for a leader,” Goodwin told Axelrod. “Which was what stunned me, in a way, when Donald Trump said that he had the very, very best temperament of anybody who had ever run for the president because he always won, that he had a winning temperament,” Goodwin continued. “History would record just the opposite.”