Andrew Johnson’s failed presidency echoes in Trump’s White House

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Raw Story—The two have much in common. Like Trump, Johnson followed an unconventional path to the presidency. A Tennessean and lifelong Democrat, Johnson was a defender of slavery and white supremacy but also an uncompromising Unionist. He was the only U.S. senator from the South who opposed his state’s move to secede in 1861. That made him an unconventional yet attractive choice as Abraham Lincoln’s running mate in 1864 when Republicans took on the mantle of …

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