Democracy Now! — Friday, Dec. 15, 2016


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Donald Trump, the New George Wallace? Head of Segregationist's 1968 Bid on GOP Front-Runner's Racism.

Donald Trump, the New George Wallace? Head of Segregationist’s 1968 Bid on GOP Front-Runner’s Racism.

Critics have noted the similarities in rhetoric between Donald Trump and segregationist Alabama Governor George Wallace’s 1968 presidential campaign. In November, a Black Lives Matter protester was kicked and punched by Trump supporters at a rally in Birmingham, Alabama, as Trump yelled, “Get him the hell out of here!” Trump later defended his supporters, saying “maybe [the protester] should have been roughed up, because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing.” George Wallace’s daughter, Peggy Wallace Kennedy, has also compared the two campaigns, but says her father may have actually been less extreme. We speak with Tom Turnipseed, who served as the national director of George Wallace’s 1968 presidential campaign, but has since become a civil rights attorney and social justice activist. We are also joined by Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation magazine.

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