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Deja-Video: 'House of Cards' predicted Trump's Andrew Jackson faux-pas

President Trump hosts Native American veterans in the Oval Office

Hi. Long time no see. 

Hat tip to CNN's Jake Tapper for this one. On Monday, President Trump held an event in the Oval Office ostensibly honoring the Navajo Code Talkers, where -- as has been extensively reported -- he derisively referred to Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas" while standing in front of a portrait of Andrew Jackson.

The architect of the 1830 Indian Removal Act, President Jackson is reviled by Native Americans for forcing the deadly displacement of 120,000 Natives during his presidency. In fact, Jackson is so despised in Native communities that some American Indians won't even use $20 bills because they bear his portrait.

So, yeah, a bit of a faux-pas that no one at the White House realized (or cared) that the Native American war heroes that they were there to honor might take offense.

If this all sounds familiar, it may be because this scene played out once before: in a season two episode of 'House of Cards,' except in that case the fictional Frank Underwood -- not known for his compassion -- understood Native American sensitivities around Jackson (even if his staff, like Trump's, failed to anticipate it):



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