(National Sentinel)Â Presidential:Â Fox News personality and budding historian Brian Kilmeade has paid President Donald J. Trump a high compliment in comparing him to another populist president, Andrew Jackson.
Kilmeade — author of “Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped Americaâ€™s Destiny”Â – made hisÂ remarks Wednesday on SiriusXMâ€™s Breitbart News Tonight in an interview with Breitbart Newsâ€™s Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.
AfterÂ Mansourâ€™s description of Jackson as â€œAmericaâ€™s first populist president,â€ Kilmeade connected the 7th and 45th presidents via their very similar use of national fame as a tool towards pursuing, and capturing, the nation’s highest elected office.
â€œSteve Bannon was one of the first to point out, Donald Trump is like Andrew Jackson in many ways,â€ said Kilmeade.
â€œThat similarity where Donald Trump made his name in business; Andrew Jackson became the most famous man in America because he was able to rally a country that was flat on its back in a war that we werenâ€™t ready to fight and win one of the most decisive impactful battles in our nationâ€™s history,” he added.
â€œI remember on election night, we were at the Trump victory party covering it. When it looked like Trump was going to win, [former NYC Mayor] Rudy Giuliani came downstairs to talk to the press, and most of the journalists were totally shell-shocked, and he said to them, â€˜We havenâ€™t seen a victory like this since Andrew Jackson.â€™ That was the first name on his mind. It was amazing,” theÂ Fox News host said.
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