When Senator Hayne of South Carolina told Senator Benton of Missouri that he doubted if Jackson would really hang anyone, Benton, a good friend of Jackson and a man who had shot him in a brawl, one of many such affrays Jackson was involved in during his life, in 1813 before they became friends, told him that “When Jackson begins to talk about hanging, they can begin to look out for ropes”.
Donald R. McClarey, The Devil and Andrew Jackson
Trump launching a Tomahawk strike on a Syrian airbase demonstrates the true idiocy of the idea that Trump is a pawn of Putin. Trump is his own man as Putin now realizes. Trump may well be a President who does what he says he will do. Americans, and our enemies abroad, should take note. Trump has placed a portrait of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office, and I don’t think it is mere decoration but a signal to our enemies and our friends.