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History Fail! Trump Says Andrew Jackson Could Have Stopped The Civil War, Gets Mocked On Twitter

Even though we’ve known for quite some time now that Donald Trump is a complete idiot who doesn’t have a clue on any variety of topics, the alleged president outdid himself in an interview with the Washington Examiner which was published Monday morning.

Trump is a great admirer of Andrew Jackson, our seventh president, and had this to say about Old Hickory:

“I mean, had Andrew Jackson been a little later, you wouldn’t have had the Civil War. He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart. He was very angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said, ‘There’s no reason for this.’”

Just one itty bitty problem with that speculation on the part of the so-called head of state: Jackson died in 1845. The Civil War began in 1865.

Sounds like someone would have needed a heater and a couple gallons of smelling salts to get Jackson to join any peace talks.

Twitter wasted no time correcting the historical record and letting Trump know what a complete dolt he is:

https://twitter.com/Amorphophallus1/status/859046448071135232

https://twitter.com/GeeGeeAkili/status/859033677833154560

https://twitter.com/imillhiser/status/859025658701373441

How stupid is Donald Trump? As we learn each day, there is no way to measure the depths of his ignorance.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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