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Still don't think Trump could win? We've elected xenophobic presidents before | James Nevius | Opinion | The Guardian

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"Absurd? Had you asked pundits during the 1824 presidential campaign whether General Andrew Jackson’s mug would ever grace America’s third-most popular greenback, they would have called you insane. The Washington political establishment believed that Jackson’s short temper, reckless disregard for political niceties and desire to insult (or shoot) his enemies meant he simply wasn’t presidential material. Yet in 1828 – four years after he won the popular vote but, through quirks of the system, lost the election, the American people – fed up with back-room “politics as usual” – propelled Jackson to the White House for the first of two terms."



Still don't think Trump could win? We've elected xenophobic presidents before | James Nevius | Opinion | The Guardian

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