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The Second Coming of Richard Nixon?

Donald Trump shares many traits with the former president, not least a dislike of the CIA

By Rupert Stone  

President-Elect Donald Trump ©Brynn Anderson/AP/Press Association Images

Donald Trump appears to have modelled himself on an unlikely hero, the former Republican president Richard Nixon. Nixon, in his 1968 bid for the White House, appealed to the fears of a “silent majority” of Americans perturbed by crime and riots across the country. And Trump, with his pledge to “make America safe again,” has deliberately evoked Nixon’s “law and order” rhetoric, vowing to beef up the military, support the police, and crack down on…

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