(National Sentinel) Presidential: 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 America’s Destiny” – made his remarks Wednesday on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight in an interview with Breitbart News’s Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.
After Mansour’s description of Jackson as “America’s first populist president,” 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.
“Steve Bannon was one of the first to point out, Donald Trump is like Andrew Jackson in many ways,” said Kilmeade.
“That 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 weren’t ready to fight and win one of the most decisive impactful battles in our nation’s history,” he added.
“I 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, ‘We haven’t seen a victory like this since Andrew Jackson.’ That was the first name on his mind. It was amazing,” the Fox News host said.
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