I had to turn off Joe Scarborough this morning on MSNBC for once again deceptively trying to distance Trump from other Republicans like President George "Willie Horton" Bush and Ronald "States Rights" Reagan. The Republican knowingly nominated and Americans elected a third generation racist gangster and now act surprised about that they got. Trumps grandfather made his money running a brothel in Canada, Trumps Dad, a KKK and early Nazi supporter ran a corrupt real estate empire and which was brought before Nixon's Justice Department twice for violating housing laws for blatantly discriminating against Blacks and Hispanics first in 1973 then later for violating the consent order rather signed. We have a thug President who has admitted to sexual battery. America knew they were electing a fascist like Mussolini and a racist like Andrew Jackson. They did not care. All they wanted was the anti-Obama. they got him.
By John H Armwood
What was consistent about the man was his belief that each state has a sovereign right
to control its laws.
Willie Horton Ad George HW Bush 1988
"Life on the Trail Martin Van Buren President Martin Van BurenNearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida at the beginning of the 1830s, land their ancestors had occupied and cultivated for generations. For those who believed this land to be rightfully theirs, they stayed and hoped for compromise, unfortunately that was not an option as Andrew Jackson's Manifest Destiny was taking the nation by storm. The Cherokee tribe was opposed their removal but in turn only brought themselves into more conflict. In 1838-39 President Martin Van Buren sent over 7,000 troops led by General Winfield Scott into Cherokee territory and forced them to hit the road. Scott and his troops forced the Cherokee into stockades with bayonets pointed at them while his troops and other white settlers of the land began to loot homes and belongings. Accepting of their defeat the Cherokee then marched to their new Indian territory with the rest of the Five Civilized Tribes. For those who embarked on the brutal journey, they quickly found out it would be no walk in the park."