August 2016. A recent interview with Norman Lear led immediately to the answer to this question: who does Donald Trump remind me of? Answer: Aechie Bunker,the central character in the 1970s sitcom. Archie was bombastic, ignorant, bigoted, and a Yankee. He despised Black folks and liberals and almost anyone who did not shoot from the hip every time he opened his mouth. Of course Archie was a blue collar working man, not an extremely wealthy blowhard with a series of trophy wives. The lack of formal education and relative poverty also helped make Archie’s anger and sarcasm expressions of  the difficulties of his class and circumstances. But the quality of speech was so much the same!

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