President Donald Trump's Nashville Rally

President Trump is scheduled to hold a campaign-style rally Wednesday night in Nashville as Republicans ratchet up efforts to pitch their healthcare plan. "I think Jackson is getting more publicity and press right now than he has since he was president". Trump will lay a wreath at the seventh president's tomb as part of an annual birthday celebration.

Road closures downtown in the area of the Municipal Auditorium will begin at approximately noon in preparation to accommodate the thousands of pedestrians expected in the immediate vicinity. But perhaps the most symbolic difference comes on the Ides of March, on the 250th anniversary of the birth of America's sixth president, Andrew Jackson.

"Like [Andrew] Jackson's populism, we're going to build an entirely new political movement", Bannon told the Hollywood Reporter. Upon moving into the White House last month, the new president hung a portrait of Jackson in the Oval Office. "But you could see it was very Jacksonian".


And since Trump was already planning to be in town for the private birthday party, a campaign representative said the president chose to add a campaign rally to directly communicate with his followers without the filter of the media. But Nashville, located in Davidson County, voted overwhelmingly for Trump's Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, and has become known as "the blue dot" in the vastly red state.

President Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, pauses while speaking at the Homeland Security Department in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017.

  • Annette Adams