One of my supervisors Christian is a history major along with a degree in political science. He's a proud Republican, so I was tempted to question his knowledge of history. He got most of my questions wrong, including which political party did George Washington belong to? It's a trick question, Washington was officially independent however he was more sympathetic to the Federalist party which was more of the left-wing party of the day. He said "no he was a Whig" and if you know anything about early American history is that the Whigs were not always around. The Federalist Party dissolved and the National Republican Party was its spiritual successor. The National Republicans then became The Whigs awhile later.
The Whigs were founded in 1835, Washington died in 1799 which makes it hard for him to be a Whig since he was long since dead. Christian wouldn't accept it of course. These days Republicans are so sure they are right, if it ain't the truth then it's an "alternate fact". Which is rather stupid since we are talking about 18th century history, not modern day politics. If you know me well, if you want to talk about history, current events, science, and other things you better know your stuff.