|Don't know much about history|
Don't know much biology
Don't know much about a science book,
Don't know much about the french I took
President Trump during an interview that airs Monday questioned why the country had a Civil War and suggested former President Andrew Jackson could have prevented it had he served later.
"I mean had Andrew Jackson been a little bit later you wouldn't have had the Civil War. He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart," Trump said during an interview with the Washington Examiner's Salena Zito.
"He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said, 'There's no reason for this.'"
Jackson, the nation's seventh president, died in 1845. The Civil War began in 1861.
The president further questioned why the country could not have solved the Civil War.
"People don't realize, you know, the Civil War, if you think about it, why?" Trump said during the edition of "Main Street Meets the Beltway" scheduled to air on SiriusXM.
"People don't ask that question, but why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?"
You ever read something that your mind refuses to accept that you just read?
And if you have, how often is it usually a quote from Donald Trump?
Fortunately while my mind was drawing a blank, Chelsea Clinton came up with an actual answer.
Yeah, that's essentially the answer.1 word answer: Slavery. Longer: When Andrew Jackson died in 1845 (16 yrs before the Civil War began), he owned 150 men, women and children. https://t.co/Icg6puG2JZ— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 1, 2017
Mother Jones found a real live historian to weigh in who suggested that perhaps Trump should step down from office until he can be educated past his current fourth grade elementary school level, and is brought up to speed on American history.
His final words were "God help us."
I am of course not a religious man, but I certainly understand the sentiment.
I swear that every day Donald Trump says something that becomes the new most shocking thing I have every heard come out of the mouth of a US president.
Update: It appears Trump is trying to do a little damage control.
Continues to demonstrate a crippling lack of knowledge about American history.President Andrew Jackson, who died 16 years before the Civil War started, saw it coming and was angry. Would never have let it happen!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2017