Quotation by William Howard Taft

Taft, laughing, "What troubles [brother] Charles is, he is afraid Roosevelt will get the credit of making me President and not himself." To Charles: "I will agree not to minimize the part you played in making me President if you will agree not to minimize the part Roosevelt played."
William Howard Taft (1857–1930), U.S. president. Butt to Clara F. Butt, his sister-in-law, June 1, 1909. Archie Butt, Taft and Roosevelt: The Intimate Letters of Archie Butt, Military Aide, 1: 102, Doubleday, Doran & Company (1930).

In his letter, Butt wrote that "I had a great discussion last night with Mr. Charles Taft, who thinks he made his brother President."
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