During an interview that will air today, Donald Trump questioned why there was a civil war. He even went as far as to suggest that former President Andrew Jackson would have prevented the war 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.
“He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said, ‘There’s no reason for this,’” Trump told Salena Ziti of the Washington Examiner.
Andrew Jackson died in 1845 and the Civil war began in 1861.
Trump went on to question why the United States did not solve the Civil War.”People don’t realize, you know, the Civil War, if you think about it, why?” Trump asked. “People don’t ask that question, but why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?”
Trump even compared his presidential campaign to Jacksons. (I’m sure Jackson is rolling over in his grave.)
“My campaign and win was most like Andrew Jackson, with his campaign. And I said, when was Andrew Jackson? It was 1828. That’s a long time ago,” Trump said.
There were 2 million slaves in 1830; by the time the Civil War came, there were more than 4 million held in bondage. If Donald Trump does not see the moral importance of the Civil War that speaks volumes about the type of person that he is.
By Tammy Marie Rose