September 14, 2015 10:00 pm -


That would be Pat Buchanan.

Trump mentions Buchanan more than 30 times in his 1999 campaign book, The America We Deserve.

“Pat Buchanan has been a columnist required to churn out unconventional and newsworthy views on a weekly basis,” wrote Trump. “Only late in his life did he decide to shift to electoral politics and seek the presidency. Simply put, Pat Buchanan has written too many inflammatory, outrageous, and controversial things to ever be elected president.”

“Buchanan’s candidacy began unraveling immediately after his New Hampshire successes as voters began to focus on his outlandish opinions,” added The Donald of Buchanan’s past presidential run.

Buchanan’s platform that year included a number of planks similar to Trump’s today: a trade protectionist attitude, anti-illegal immigration, isolationism, and anti-Washington corruption.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.