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The following story, posted by Huffington Post writer Byron Kennard, is a satirical story:

Mount Vernon is not being rented out by Donald Trump. George Washington's Mount Vernon does not rent its historic area to political parties.

George Washington did not belong to a political party. During Washington's presidency, he witnessed the rise of the Democratic-Republican party in opposition to the Federalists and worried that future political squabbles would undermine the concept of popular sovereignty in the United States.


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