“Does that sound familiar to you?” he joked with the crowd.
On Wednesday, the president described Jackson as a fellow outsider who pledged to represent the forgotten worker and took on the Washington establishment. “I’m a fan”, he said. He figures Jackson would be on board with Trump’s effort to shrink the federal government. The White House appeared to confirm the veracity of the documents, saying “it is totally illegal to steal and publish tax returns”, but Trump himself called the return “fake news” in a tweet.
ANN TOPLOVICH: Andrew Jackson, in his day, was seen as disrupting the old political order, which is, of course, something that Trump has attempted to embrace.
A busload of Chattanoogans made the trek to Nashville to hear President Donald Trump speak Wednesday, and although not all of them made it inside the auditorium, they were still pleased with his message. More than 4,000 died during their journeys west.
The ban, which was set to take effect Thursday, is different from president’s first executive order, which halted the USA refugee resettlement program, barred travel from seven majority Muslim countries and appeared to grant more protections to Christians coming from some of these countries. This “Jacksonian” ethic backed President Harry Truman’s constant bombing raids on Japan in the final months of World War II.
King, naturally, favors keeping Jackson on the $20 bill and said putting Tubman on the currency would be “racist”. Jackson “represented the worst of humanity”, Tehee said.
“I was impressed”, he said. But if Trump “is taking the time honor Andrew Jackson, he also needs to takes the time to honor our tribal nation, because we survived Andrew Jackson”.
Trump spoke in front of the Hermitage, Jackson’s home in Nashville, Tennessee, which he toured before delivering remarks.