Trump Cites Often Overlooked Andrew Jackson Quote About Civil War

Donald Trump didn’t accomplish much in his first 100 days in office, but one thing he did manage to do is draw attention to the “amazing job” Frederick Douglass is doing.

Douglass, Trump “noticed” in February, “is getting recognized more and more.”

While Trump was correct in saying Douglass has done an “amazing job,” he was incorrect in saying that Douglass is “getting recognized more and more.”

In reality, Douglass is getting recognized “less and less” which, while unfortunate, is understandable because he’s been dead for 122 years.

Well as you’re probably aware, Trump is a fan of Andrew Jackson.

And on Monday, during an interview with the Washington Examiner’s Salena Zito, the President quoted Jackson’s often overlooked assessment of the Civil War. Here’s the exchange:

TRUMP: [Jackson] was a swashbuckler. But when his wife died, did you know he visited her grave everyday? I visited her grave actually because I was in Tennessee.

ZITO: That’s right. You were in Tennessee.

TRUMP: And it was amazing. The people of Tennessee are amazing people. They love Andrew Jackson. They love Andrew Jackson in Tennessee.

ZITO: He’s fascinating.

TRUMP: I mean, had Andrew Jackson been a little later, you wouldn’t have had the Civil War. He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart. He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War. He said, “There’s no reason for this.” People don’t realize, you know, the Civil War — if you think about it, why? People don’t ask that question, but why was there a Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?

Yes, quoth Jackson, quoth Trump: “There’s really no reason for this [Civil War].”

Any guesses on why, as I noted above, that quote is often overlooked?

It’s because Andrew Jackson died 16 years before the Civil War began.

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6 thoughts on “Trump Cites Often Overlooked Andrew Jackson Quote About Civil War

  1. A National embarrassment to all Americans – even his “deplorable” voters should be embarrassed! Wonder what he will say/do tomorrow?

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  2. Threatening to send the army to hang Sen. John Calhoun is probably the sort of thing that would turn on the “Trumper” – not to mention his treatment of the “illegals” (Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaws) living on land that God intended for the white man.

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  3. South Carolina tried to secede from the U.S. during Andrew Jackson’s presidency because of Federal tariffs that favored northern manufacturing over southern cotton farming. Jackson quelled the secession effort by compromising on tariffs for southern agricultural products. Jackson did manage to abolish the Central Bank during his presidency. Good for him. The Civil War could have been prevented if Lincoln and the Northern States simply backed off on that pesky abolition of slavery issue.

    Somewhere in Trump’s brain lurks vague awareness that is entirely clouded by murky, distorted thoughts and ideas that he is incapable of filtering.

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