Democrats often attempt to rewrite history, finding that it often inconveniently exposes them for the frauds that they truly are.
Whether it’s attempting to downplay how their Party founded the Ku Klux Klan, or how northern Democrats were instrumental in keeping slavery alive prior to the Civil War, Democrats will never be able to outrun their fundamentally racist origins.
But that hasn’t stopped them from trying. When they’re not shrilly calling anyone who disagrees with them a racist, they’re attempting to whitewash their past. In fact, modern Democrats have sought to remove all traces of this once revered icon of their Party.
But President Trump refuses to allow America to forget the controversial but important historical figure, President Andrew Jackson.
From The New York Times:
President Donald J. Trump’s admiration for Andrew Jackson is well known. He hung his portrait in the Oval Office, and last spring criticized the Treasury Department’s decision to take Jackson off the front of the $20 bill.
“I think Andrew Jackson had a great history, and I think it’s very rough when you take somebody off the bill,” Mr. Trump said.
Mr. Trump is paying more direct tribute to his snowy-maned predecessor, when he is set to lay a wreath at Jackson’s tomb at the Hermitage, Jackson’s home in Nashville, in honor of the former president’s 250th birthday, before holding a rally in the city’s municipal auditorium.
Jackson’s historical reputation has declined sharply in recent decades, especially among Democrats. The party that once celebrated him as a central pillar has rushed to remove his name from annual dinners and other symbolic places of honor, distancing itself from his record on slavery and the forced relocation of American Indian nations from the South.
Some caught the comparisons early on:
While it is vital to not condone Andrew Jackson’s actions, it’s equally as important to not forget them, nor should we forget the positive aspects of his presidency. A part of the reason President Trump admires Old Hickory is because of his forceful nature and populism.“It was during the Revolution that Jackson first confronted and defied an arrogant elite,” President Trump said. “Does that sound familiar?”
Trump is not alone in his admiration for America’s 7th President. Past visitors to he Hermitage include famous Republicans Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, who both admired Jackson’s strong leadership.
Source: The New York Times
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