What Was The Trail Of Tears? Trump Tweet Appears To Mock Cherokee Removal05:33
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President Trump's Twitter feed on a computer screen. (J. David Ake/AP)
President Trump's Twitter feed on a computer screen. (J. David Ake/AP)

Over the weekend, President Trump tweeted what appeared to be a joke about the Trail of Tears, the 19th-century removal of Cherokee people from their homelands that killed thousands.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson gets some historical context from Jace Weaver, a professor of Native American studies at the University of Georgia.

This segment aired on February 11, 2019.

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