Trump Role Models in History: Take Your Pick

Far from being a unique phenomenon, Trump actually shares striking characteristics with a host of historical figures.

July 15, 2018

Far from being a unique phenomenon, Trump actually shares striking characteristics with a host of historical figures.

How does President Donald Trump compare to – and contrast with – previous U.S. Presidents and other figures in modern political history?

Here is a list of figures to which his personality, actions and governance style can be compared to — or contrasted with:

* Vladimir Putin

* The West’s Gorbachev

* Joseph Stalin

* Benjamin Netanyahu

* Neville Chamberlain

* Rodrigo Duterte

* A Latin American Demagogue

* The King of Thailand

* Ronald Reagan

* Benjamin Franklin

Takeaways

It is understandable to subscribe to the false belief that the reign of current US President Donald Trump has no historical precedent. Far from it.

A list of figures in history which Donald Trump's personality, actions and governance style can be compared to -- or contrasted with.