Scholar On Lyndon Johnson’s Lessons For Trump, Clinton

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A University of South Carolina political historian is speaking on lessons President Lyndon B. Johnson might offer to current presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Kent Germany is scheduled to speak at the Spigner House. The educator explained that much of his talk is based on Johnson’s own words from his then-secret recordings of his White House discussions.

Johnson, who was born in Central Texas in 1908, was sworn in as the 36th President of the United States, after President John F. Kennedy was shot to death in Dallas on November 22, 1963.

Although Johnson left office as one of the least popular presidents in history, Germany says his research shows the earthy Texas politician may be celebrated today for his political genius and forceful personality.

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