Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Trump Confusion over Andrew Jackson

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As a Tennessean, I am ashamed that President Andrew Jackson is from my state. He was a slave-owner/racist who cruelly dispossessed the peaceful native Cherokee Indians when gold was discovered in North Georgia, killing hundreds as they were forced by the military to march to Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears. Jackson was just removed from the twenty-dollar bill because he is such a controversial figure.

But President Trump seems to glorify Jackson and see him as a soul-mate, which makes sense - a racist who in modern times is mainly associated with money. Trump would love to see his own face on currency, maybe with the much derided native Pocahontas on the other side? *Shudder*

From CNN
. . . in an interview with Washington Examiner columnist and CNN contributor Salena Zito.... The president asked: "Why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?"
Trump compared his 2016 presidential campaign to that of President Andrew Jackson, whose home and grave he visited earlier this year. "I mean, had Andrew Jackson been a little later you wouldn't have had the Civil War....he had a big heart. He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said 'There's no reason for this.'"

Twitter had a field day with this:

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