However, President Bill Clinton openly praised Andrew Jackson as “a man I admire very much” in a March, 1993 interview with Dan Rather. Clinton even had the famous portrait of Andrew Jackson that graces the $20 bill hanging in the Oval Office during his presidency.
Rather: “Mr. President, you mentioned that you particularly like Andrew Jackson. Why?”
Clinton: “I like him for a lot of reasons. He was tough and decisive. And he came to this job to change things. And he really represented the kind of people that elected me. He was really a president of the people . . . But Jackson was a guy who was full of life and action and he stood for things. And he really was tied to the ordinary people of this country. And I identify with that.”
One could certainly argue that that Donald Trump’s identification with Andrew Jackson is more authentic than that of a globalist like Bill Clinton. Nevertheless, why was it OK for Bill Clinton to identify with Andrew Jackson, but not Donald Trump?
Well, we all know, don’t we?