President Trump to visit Nashville Wednesday

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"I'd say [Donald Trump] is the best public orator since William Jennings Bryan, and he has a better sense of the pulse of the people than any President at least since Andrew Jackson", White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller told ABC News in February.

President Donald Trump has arrived at The Hermitage, the historic home of President Andrew Jackson.

Prior to the rally - which is a campaign, rather than White House-run event - Trump will visit The Hermitage, where he will be joined by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and as many as 100 Tennessee state legislators.

Trump will be speaking from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

Although a portrait of Jackson now hangs in the Oval Office, Trump's comments on the former president have been vague at best. Trump especially respected Jackson's "ability to never give up".

"There's some interesting parallels between Andrew Jackson's time and today, there were as many profound changes in America as there are today", Howard Kittell, President & CEO of Andrew Jackson Foundation, said. Jackson's populist politics have resonated with Trump.

"The two have little in common besides the distrust they have inspired in certain elements of the political elites of their day", University of Texas historian H.W. Brands wrote in a Politico article. Jackson won the popular vote in 1824 but none of the four candidates won the electoral college. Trump was already attacking such a "corrupt bargain" before the election, when elites thought Hillary Clinton would defeat him. This "Jacksonian" ethic backed President Harry Truman's constant bombing raids on Japan in the final months of World War II. On Inauguration Day, Bannon again invoked Jackson. Some came after they were in office.



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