PRESIDENT TRUMP IS IN GOOD COMPANY; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 73
(House of Representatives - May 07, 2018)

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  (Mr. SMITH of Texas asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. SMITH of Texas. Mr. Speaker, here are some excerpts from the 
book, ``Presidential Courage,'' by Michael Beschloss that might sound 
  ``Andrew Jackson said, `I was born for the storm, and calm does not 
suit me.' ''
  ``Warned that some decision of his would risk a public clamor, 
Jackson once said, `I care nothing about clamors, sir. . . . I do 
precisely what I think just and right.' ''
  ``Theodore Roosevelt genuinely thought of himself as a gladiator 
against evil. . . . Like Andrew Jackson, he was taking a large risk by 
challenging the citadels of wealth and power.''
  ``T.R. boasted that the `farmers, mechanics, small tradesmen, 
hardworking professional men' all considered him `their President'. . . 
. ''
  ``Roosevelt had always inveighed against the `lies' in the press `as 
foul and dirty . . . as ever was made by any dog.' ''
  To me, President Trump is carrying on the legacies of Presidents 
Jackson and Theodore Roosevelt.