Quick refresher: Jackson was the slave-owning seventh president of the United States whose Indian Removal Act led to the “trail of tears and death.” And Trump has praised him on several occasions. So, Trump having Native Americans pictured with Jackson is more than a humiliating slap in the face. It is rubbing that face in their ancestral horror.
Each day, Trump and his spokespeople insult our intelligence and our history. Each day, he finds a way to strip the presidency and the American people of their dignity. Each day, the president of the United States makes us smaller through petty, bullying tweets and offensive theatrics. All so an aggrieved, thin-skinned Queens-born builder can stick it to those who he believes think they are better than he is.
The proud party of Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan is dead.
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