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Former Time Editor Rick Stengel on Mandela: 'We Have Kind of Made Him into a Santa Claus. He Wasn't'

Former Time Editor Rick Stengel on Mandela: 'We Have Kind of Made Him into a Santa Claus. He Wasn't'

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” former Time magazine managing editor Rick Stengel elaborated on his piece remembering former South African President Nelson Mandela. Although he spoke very complimentary of Mandela, he cautioned people about making him out to be a “Santa Claus” figure.

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