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Donald Trump sounds like Andrew Jackson

It's no secret that President Donald Trump admires President Andrew Jackson and recently, when the president invited the Navajo code talkers to the White House, a portrait of Jackson was hanging prominently on the wall in the background.

I know it doesn't count for much, but in my opinion, that was a calculated staging by the president, someone on his staff or both.

So, it wasn't much of a surprise to me when I read Jackson's 1830 address to Congress and found that it was quite similar to Trump's speech on Dec. 4.

On Dec. 6, 1830, in a message to Congress, President Andrew Jackson called for the relocation of eastern Native American tribes to land west of the Mississippi River in order to open new land for settlement by citizens of the United States, according to archives.gov.

The article stated, “With the onset of westward expansion and increased contact with Indian tribes, President Jackson set the tone for his position on Indian affairs in his message to Congress. Jackson’s message justified the removal policy already established by the Indian Removal Act of May 28, 1830.