Republican Presidential Factoid Of The Day
I pointed this out yesterday afternoon on Twitter, and it’s something amazing to consider.
2017 will be the first time since 1928 that there's a Republican President and nobody named Nixon or Bush in the Administration.
— Doug Mataconis (@dmataconis) November 15, 2016
It’s true too. The first Republican Administration since Herbert Hoover’s, of course, was Dwight Eisenhower, and from 1952 to 1956 Richard Nixon was Vice-President of the United States. The next time Republicans were in the White House, Nixon himself was President until he resigned in 1974. During the two years of the Ford Administration, George H.W. Bush served as Ambassador to China and C.I.A. Director after having served Chairman of the Republican National Committee during the final year of Nixon’s time in office. During the Reagan Administration, of course, the senior Bush served as Vice-President and then four years as President himself. Finally, the last Republican President before Donald Trump was George W. Bush.
Here’s hoping that the Trump Administration doesn’t mean eighty years of Trumps in the White House in one capacity or the other, eh?