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    The President Who Was the 19th Century Version of Donald Trump

    April 5, 2017

    If you think 2016 was the only year a political party has nominated a seemingly inexperienced, wealthy candidate with somewhat iffy ties to the party he was running under, you’d be wrong. Add to that a man who liked to say it like it is, and the fact that the candidate was also considered a major celebrity at the time, and you have Donald Trump, right?

    You’d be wrong though. Those Trump-esque qualities also perfectly describe our president of the week: Zachary Taylor. The year was 1849. And he was all of the above and then some.

    Zachary Taylor

    His nickname “Old Rough and Ready” seems totally fitting, doesn’t it?

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