- David Reynolds: Trump should add dose of Lincoln to his love of Andrew Jackson
- He says people admired Jackson's fighting spirit, as many do Trump's pugnacious side
David S. Reynolds is a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author or editor of 15 books, including "Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson." The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)When President Donald Trump laid a wreath Wednesday at Andrew Jackson's grave in Nashville, he paid homage to a president whose mantle as a populist hero he is trying to wear. Does he deserve the honor?