Fox guest: Democrats should "embrace" Trump because while LBJ declared a war on poverty, Trump actually gave poor people jobs

Fox guest: Democrats should "embrace" Trump because while LBJ declared a war on poverty, Trump actually gave poor people jobs

Doug Wead: LBJ's war on poverty "promised subsidized housing; it passed out welfare based on the number of children that were born in a family; it provided food stamps. Donald Trump gave them jobs."

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From the February 4 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): President Trump's State of the Union, his second, is just one day away, tomorrow night, 9 p.m. So as the president prepares for it and the address to the nation, what are some of the greatest State of the Union moments through the years? Here to break it all down, presidential historian Doug Wead. 

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DOOCY: Lyndon Baines Johnson, in 1964, declared war on poverty. 

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DOOCY: How did that work out? 

DOUG WEAD (PRESIDENTIAL HISTORIAN): It's chilling to listen to that speech. You would think that the Democratic Party would embrace President Donald Trump because LBJ, the War on Poverty [legislation]. It promised subsidized housing; it passed out welfare based on the number of children that were born in a family; it provided food stamps. Donald Trump gave them jobs. A lot of people are -- seem to be angry about it instead of pleased. 

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