Skip to comments.Andrew Jackson was called 'Indian killer.' Trump honored Navajos in front of his portrait.
Posted on 11/28/2017 6:53:33 AM PST by Zakeet
The prominent placement of an Andrew Jackson portrait during an event meant to honor a group of Native Americans at the Oval Office on Monday has raised questions about the White Houses message.
Jackson is known for his harsh treatment of Native Americans as president, famously signing the Indian Removal Act, which led to thousands of Native American deaths as tens of thousands were forced to relocate. Some observers thought the juxtaposition of his portrait during the event with the stated purpose of honoring three Navajo code talkers was strange.
The Cherokees called Jackson "Indian killer"; the Creek called him "Sharp Knife."
A slave owner, Jackson spoke about Native Americans as if they were an inferior group of people. "Established in the midst of a superior race," he said of the Cherokee, "they must disappear."
Trump's affinity for Jackson has long been a facet of his public image as a politician. He lambasted an Obama administration plan, which has not yet taken effect, to remove Jackson from the $20 bill in favor of abolitionist Harriet Tubman, referring to Jackson during the presidential campaign as someone with "a history of tremendous success for the country." And just days after his inauguration in January, Trump selected a portrait of Jackson in the Oval Office. In March, he stopped by the Hermitage, Jacksons home in Tennessee, to lay a wreath at the former president's tomb. The presidents former chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, lauded Trumps inauguration address as "Jacksonian."
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Me Cherokee Princess name of Gray Beaver ... me on big warpath about Big Chief with Yellow Hair ... Him hang picture of Sharp Knife in wigwam ... Him talk to Navajo in front of picture ... Him call squaw Pocahontas in front of picture ... those things trigger Indian heap bad ... Kimosabe name of Empty Barrel also big mad ... Big Chief take down picture ... we beat tom tom heap loud until Yellow Hair do this ... Squaw and Kimosabe will run mouth for long time!
Clearly, we have to scrub Andrew Jackson from the history books and turn his portrait to the wall.
Hey,Eli,Jackson is the founder of the Democratic Party!
Oh, good grief. I guess they’re running low today on their excuses to hate America.
Wasn’t Andrew Jackson a Democrat?
Those that judge people in the past by today’s standards will not like how their children judge them.
Oh, for Christ’s sake...
So what... he should’ve removed the portrait?
He’s reported to have changed his affiliation to Trump Independent.
Does this mean that Native Americans cannot carry $20 bills?
Obama covered up images of Christ when he spoke at Notre Dame. Shows you the differences...
Yes, in everything except spending habits and national allegiance.
Donald Trump venerates Andrew Jackson. I believe he has stated that he is his favorite past President.
If you know the history of Andrew Jackson, you know why President Trump has this opinion
You know the saddest part of this entire article is the complete irony and lack of vision this writer had about the Navajo Code Talkers and the United States of America!!
Think about this whole scenario: the Navajo Code Talkers fought for the United States of America! That’s right, these brave Marines fought for the freedom of THEIR COUNTRY! They so loved the United States of America that they forgave Her for her past indiscretions and wrong-doings against the Navajo people. And then fought to help keep Her free of the Nazis!
So OBVIOUSLY, the Navajo Code Talkers don’t feel as “wronged” and “slighted” as this writer thinks they should be and OBVIOUSLY these Marines are not affected by A EFFING PICTURE of a EFFING PRESIDENT who has been EFFING DEAD for over a 100 EFFING YEARS!
These writers and their common ilk are so small-minded that they completely missed the irony and complete lack of vision THEY displayed, concerning the scene, the people and the situation the writers were trying to tarnish!!
So Indians reject all $20 bills, right?
We could resolve that by putting Ronald Reagan’s face on the $20.
Just added a little factoid for balance there.
Your comment is hilarious!
Obama covered up a cross at Notre Dame.
What a great statement.
Oh boo hoo....
brilliant account of the situation
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