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PATRIOTS: Critics Wanted Donald Trump To Be Richard Nixon — Until They Didn’t

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Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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The Nixon comparisons began long before President Donald Trump won the 2016 election, but amid the throes of a pandemic and nationwide unrest, they appear to have evaporated.

While four years ago critics were only too happy to draw a straight line from Trump to a fellow Republican who had been forced to resign his office in disgrace — former President Richard M. Nixon — the most recent articles comparing the two are placing heavy emphasis on their differences rather than their similarities. (RELATED: CNN Compares Trump’s ‘Lies’ To Past Presidents — Leaves Out Obama’s ‘Lie Of The Year’)

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