Trump Doesn’t Know Why the Civil War Happened, But He Does Think Slave Owner Andrew Jackson Could Have Stopped It

"People don't ask that question, but why was there a Civil War?"
  • In a recent interview on Sirius XM radio, President Donald Trump made some extremely problematic remarks about Andrew Jackson and the civil war

  • Trump somehow suggested that Jackson — who was a slave owner — had a big heart and could have prevented an unnecessary civil war

  • It appears that Trump never learned the Civil War happened because of slavery and Andrew Jackson was long gone when the battle began

  • Is it possible that Donald Trump knows very little when it comes to basic American history?

  • Or maybe nobody knew that the civil war could be so complicated

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