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

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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.

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