Nik DeCosta-Klipa: Bill Weld compares Donald Trump to defunct, 19th-century ‘Know-Nothing Party’

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Bill Weld

By Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston.com, July 7th, 2016:

Bill Weld is back with more strong historical parallels for the 2016 campaign.

Addressing the National Press Club at a luncheon Thursday in Washington, D.C., the former Massachusetts governor alluded that Donald Trump’s campaign was the reincarnation of a short-lived nativist movement in the 1800s and said his running mate, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson, reminded him of President Abraham Lincoln.

“A storm is brewing this year, and it seems possible the Republican Party will even crack in two,” Weld, the Libertarian vice presidential nominee, said of his former party.

Read the rest of the article here. 

Note from ATPR: Johnson’s and Weld’s entire statements at the National Press Club on July 7th, 2016 can be read here. 

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