Donald Trump once again showed that his grasp of history is the purest of struggle. While discussing Andrew Jackson, a US President and proud slaveholder, in an interview with SiriusXM, Cheeto seemed to imply that he was alive during the Civil War.
— SiriusXMPolitics (@SXMPolitics) May 1, 2017
Note: Jackson had been dead 15 or so years.
When the Civil War came, Andrew Jackson had been dead fifteen years. pic.twitter.com/dgkELxtRNk
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) May 1, 2017
Also in said interview, Trump wondered why the Civil War happened. Seriously.
Here's the audio on that Trump answer: "Why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?" pic.twitter.com/tEUFGRDMSM
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 1, 2017
While there are those Cheeto cult members who will defend this tomfoolery, people with sense are slandering the hell out of the Doofus in Chief.
Peep the bet below and on the following pages.
First, this idiot didn't seem to realize Frederick Douglass was dead. Now he suggests Andrew Jackson was alive during the Civil War. I DONE.
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) May 1, 2017
President Trump doesn't understand why there was a Civil War.
It's because my ancestors and millions of others were enslaved. https://t.co/dFjpbp1pUy
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) May 1, 2017
The punchline is not the Jackson comment, but Trump's self congratulation on being 1st to ask why the Civil War had to happen
— David Frum (@davidfrum) May 1, 2017
DT not knowing Andrew Jackson died before Civil War is not surprising. He is a complete and utter moron. Impeach. Treason. #trumprussia
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) May 1, 2017
Jackson died in 1845. The civil war began in 1861. https://t.co/KUGqaESWrl
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 1, 2017
When you hop onto Twitter to see what's going on and discover that Donald Trump thinks Andrew Jackson was alive for the Civil War… pic.twitter.com/BpdDLMStvw
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) May 1, 2017
The Civil War is literally the #1 trending topic bc the sitting US president doesn't understand why it happened.
This is our hell.
— Patrick Quaife (@pquaife) May 1, 2017
"What caused the Civil War?"
Bannon: The Jews!
Sessions: The blacks!
Pence: No! It was the gays!
DeVos: Guys, it was definitely bears.
— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) May 1, 2017
1) Jackson did not see the CW. He was very dead.
2) "the Civil War, why?"
3) Holy shit
4) Has Trump ever mentioned slavery? pic.twitter.com/VtdIuTnmDz
— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) May 1, 2017
Now everyone's #shocked that Trump knows nothing about the Civil War or US History 101. Let's make this easy: Trump knows nothing, period.
— John Schindler (@20committee) May 1, 2017
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
Andrew Jackson was a slaveholding plantation owner. He also died 16 years before the Civil War began. This Trump answer is astonishing. https://t.co/wdKNkUOx1t
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 1, 2017
Trump thinks Andrew Jackson was alive during the civil war, and also maybe doesn't know why the civil war happened https://t.co/IrC7b6h43Y
— Mazel Tov Cocktail (@AdamSerwer) May 1, 2017
Here's Trump's full answer on "swashbuckler" Andrew Jackson and the Civil War: "Why could that one not have been worked out?" pic.twitter.com/Zb8OQaDqyq
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) May 1, 2017