The Hill Calls Lifelong Democrat Segregationist George Wallace a Republican in Piece About Donald Trump

George Wallace, Donald Trump
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Mark Hensch, a staff writer for The Hill, wrote an article tiltled, “Kiefer Sutherland: Trump recalls segregationist George Wallace,” in which Hensch wrote, “Actor Kiefer Sutherland sees similarities between GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump and former Alabama Gov. George Wallace (R), one of American history’s most vocal segregationists.”

The glaring problem here is George Wallace was never a Republican.

George Wallace — who famously said in his inaugural address as Alabama governor, “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever!” — ran for president as a Democrat in 1964 and 1972 and as an independent in 1968.

During his ’68 White House run, Wallace was endorsed by other segregationist Democrats, namely, former Georgia governor Lester Maddox and former Democratic Congressman John Richard Rarick.

As of the publishing of this article, The Hill had not corrected the error.

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