[Ed. – You have to enjoy this guy. He’s got the MSM in a lather over this, parsing his every syllable from a throw-away reflection on whether the Civil War was inevitable, and if having Jackson in office at a different time could have averted it. It’s no more foolish, simplistic, or reductionist than things Obama said (e.g., his sub-Bugs Bunny-level understanding of the Crusades), and probably other presidents if I take time to think about it. In fact, the question of whether the Civil War could have been averted is one that serious historians and theoreticians have spent a lot of time on. It’s not like speculating is crazy. It’s just that when Donald Trump does it, it sends the MSM straight up the wall. They can’t help themselves.]
President Donald Trump reportedly questioned the reasoning behind the Civil War, a conflict between Northern and Southern states that left over 1 million Americans dead or wounded, during an interview expected for release on Monday according to The Hill.
“People don’t realize, 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?” President Trump asked. “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.”
President Trump said that Jackson had insight into the people and understood the mood of the country, both North and South. “He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said ‘There’s no reason for this,'” he said.