Tuesday, May 2, 2017

For the record

Jackson in 1844 or 1845, via Wikimedia Commons. He'd have been 93 at the outset of the Civil War.

I want to add, to yesterday's poem, that Trump's rewrite of history isn't just silly ignorance. Who introduced Trump to the history of the Jackson presidency, as Peter Baker reminds us in today's Times, is Stephen Bannon, and as Baker fails to remind us, it's a pretty sinister, white supremacist story. Trump himself doesn't tell it right, so, in brief:

And if you don't believe me...

...maybe you'll believe them.

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