New Details Emerge About President Trump's Visit Wednesday To Nashville

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Wednesday, President Donald Trump will add to the history of a site with plenty of history, The Hermitage, just outside Nashville. President Trump will be the first commander-in-chief since Ronald Reagan in 1982 to visit and lay a wreath at the tomb of nation's 7th president, Andrew Jackson.

"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.

Kittell said Tuesday President Trump will spend about 90 minutes at The Hermitage. After visiting Jackson's tomb, the president will take a private tour of the mansion and conclude with remarks from the front porch.

"Our role is teaching young people about American history and teaching it through the lens of Andrew Jackson, both triumphs and foibles," Kittell said.

After visiting The Hermitage, President Trump will hold an evening rally at the 9,000 seat Municipal Auditorium in downtown Nashville.

Tuesday morning, Gov. Bill Haslam told reporters he will attend that event. Gov. Haslam also told reporters he's hopeful President Trump will offer a clearer picture on a proposed federal health care overhaul and how it would impact Tennesseans if passed.

President Trump will be the 14th U.S. President to visit The Hermitage.

The Tennessee Democratic Party released the following statement prior to President Trump’s visit to the Hermitage:

"President Andrew Jackson is not always on the right side of history, but Jackson, the father of the Democratic Party, left us a legacy that says that the common man has a place in the political process and is no less important than the rich and powerful. When President Trump delivers a wreath to President Jackson's grave, he should know he is honoring a man who hated the type of corruption and duplicity we are seeing from President Trump and his administration.

 

The devastating nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office report showing the Republican TrumpCare plan will take away health care coverage from 24 million Americans and substantially raise premiums on seniors illustrates this perfectly and shows that President Trump is clearly no “man of the people.” The Republican plan is devastating for the elderly, working people, the chronically ill, children, the disabled, women, and for hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans who gained health insurance coverage through the ACA. President Trump promised a plan with "insurance for everybody." President Jackson would be appalled by his elitism and his dishonesty.”

Local 24's Brad Broders is covering President Trump's visit and he will bring updates throughout the day on-air, online, on Facebook Live and Twitter.

You can follow Brad @Local24Brad.

 


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