"Why was there the Civil War?"
Wow... Just wow.
It started when Trump began praising his admitted idol Andrew Jackson and how mad he was about the Civil War...
"He was a very tough person but he had a big heart. He was really angry that he saw with regard to the Civil War, he said 'There's no reason for this.'"
Trump then posited to Zito that people today just don't know why there was "the Civil War"...
"People don't realize, you know, the Civil War, if you think about it, why? People don't ask that question, but why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?"
You can listen to that section of the interview here...
Okay. Let's just go with basic facts here.
First of all Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States, was dead and buried for 16 years by he time the Civil War started. Second, Jackson was a white supremacist who owned hundreds of slaves!!!! I sense there might have been a conflict of interest on some level.
There were plenty of people who were against slavery when Jackson lived. These abolitionists fought and died to rid the country of slavery. Andrew Jackson was not one of these people.
In a now infamous incident Jackson placed an ad in the Tennessee Gazette urging the capture of his "Mulatto Man Slave" for a reward of $50, plus “ten dollars extra, for every hundred lashes any person will give him" up to 300.
Now it sort of makes sense why Trump loves this guy so much right?
Meanwhile Trump, having obviously watched the evening news shows where he was rightly ridiculed for his inappropriate and uninformed statements, took to Twitter to double down on his stupidity...
Once again, Andrew Jackson was a slave owning, white supremacist who was pro-slavery.
Word has it that Jackson, a favorite of the white nationalist, was introduced to Trump by his top White House adviser Steve Bannon, the former proprietor of the far-right news outlet Breitbart.com.