Trump’s Appeal to White Anger Echoes Campaigns of George Wallace

  • In '60s and '70s, underestimated Wallace won many primaries
  • Using code words, he drew on resentments of class and race

Former Governor of Alabama George Wallace is pictured in Montgomery on Feb. 14, 1968.

Photographer: Harry Benson/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Almost five decades before Donald Trump’s campaign events turned violent, fists and folding chairs flew at rallies for another U.S. presidential candidate riding a wave of populist rage and dismissed by party elders and pundits.

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