President Donald J. Trump paid tribute to Andrew Jackson, America’s 7th President, at his home in Tennessee, The Hermitage.
Trump has embodied the populist spirit of Jackson. And while Jackson was wealthy, like Trump, he stood up to moneyed interests and Washington elites.
Trump spoke fondly about Jackson, and honored his memory. As Trump opined (below), “He was one of our great presidents. He loved Tennessee, and so do I.”
At @7thpresident, Pres Trump spoke of Andrew Jackson as confronting and defying “an arrogant elite.” “Does that sound familiar?” he asked.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 15, 2017
Andrew Jackson museum curator says the former president made notes on newspapers that he agreed/disagreed. “We know that feeling” Trump says
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) March 15, 2017
Andrew Jackson: We thank you for your service. We honor your memory. We build on your legacy & we thank God for the USA! pic.twitter.com/LcEEBxf9gI
— President Trump (@POTUS) March 15, 2017
Trump also placed a wreath at Jackson’s Tomb, and saluted twice during Taps. The 30-second video is going viral.
— Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) March 15, 2017
What a fantastic moment! Trump, like Jackson, upended politics-as-ususal in Washington, D.C. Trump understands history and will not forget the hardworking Americans who put him in the White House.
Isn’t it nice to see a President who honors our extraordinary history again?
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