From the Associated Press:
President Donald Trump is celebrating his predecessor Andrew Jackson, hailing the former president as an inspiration and drawing comparisons between them.
Trump says on the 250th anniversary of Jackson’s birth that Jackson was “one of our great presidents.”
He says Jackson opposed the “arrogant elite” and asked the audience: “Does that sound familiar to you?”
Trump is speaking in front of the Hermitage – Jackson’s home in Nashville, Tennessee — which he toured before delivering remarks.
He says the visit was “inspirational,” and added that “I’m a fan.”
Trump should lay a wreath on the FDR monument and invite Ta-Nehesi Coates to deliver a nationally televised rebuttal.