Donald Trump Says Andrew Jackson Was "Really Angry" About The Civil War, But He Died 16 Years Before It Began...
In a recent interview, Donald Trump spoke about Andrew Jackson, to whom he is sometimes compared, and in spite of the fact that Jackson died in 1845, 16 years before the start of the war, Trump said that Jackson was "really angry" about it. Find out more here.
Donald Trump is aware that his presidential campaign was often compared to that of Andrew Jackson, whose campaign was brutal and especially hard on his wife, who died shortly after Jackson's election. Trump, so enamored with Jackson's presidency and the similarities between them, now has a portrait of the president hanging in the Oval Office, so he was more than happy to discuss Jackson in a recent interview. When asked about Andrew Jackson, Trump called him "a very tough person, but he had a big heart." He also believes that Jackson would have prevented the Civil War had he been elected to office later.
I mean had Andrew Jackson been a little later, you wouldn't have had the Civil War.
However, Trump continued by saying that, in spite of the fact that Jackson died 16 years before the start of the Civil War, he was already "really angry" about "what was happening with regard to the Civil War." And he followed up by asking why it could not have been more simply resolved and why it had happened in the first place.
He said there's no reason for this. People, don't realize, you know, the Civil War, you think about it why? People don't ask that question. But why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not been worked out?
Some people on Twitter have begun kindly pointing out to the president certain causes for the Civil War like, for example, slavery. Jackson himself owned over 150 slaves at the time of his death.
But some have proposed that Jackson was indeed present for the Civil War, albeit in spirit.
But now, we'd like to know...