It Begins: Trump Hangs Portrait of Andrew Jackson in Oval Office

Chris Menahan
InformationLiberation
Jan. 26, 2017

While Obama modeled himself after the terrible Abraham Lincoln, Trump is modeling himself off the unapologetic conqueror and populist Andrew Jackson.

From The Hill:
President Trump hung a portrait of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office on Tuesday, The New York Times reports, an apparent nod to the populist sentiments of the new administration.

...[Trump] expressed admiration for the seventh president ... calling Jackson "an amazing figure in American history -- very unique so many ways," through a spokesperson last week.
Jackson, a former military officer and U.S. senator, was known for his fiery temper and bombastic rhetoric. After he lost his first presidential bid in 1824, for example, he claimed the system was "rigged."

Jackson's legacy is also rife with controversy. He signed the Indian Removal Act of 1930, paving the way for what is now known as the "Trail of Tears" shortly after his presidency ended, in which the Cherokee Nation was removed from its lands east of the Mississippi in the massive forced migration.
Trump will leave behind him a trail of liberal tears.



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