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Trump: 'Why was there the Civil War?' - Washington Examiner

President Trump said he doesn't understand why the Civil War had to be fought instead of lawmakers finding a legislative way to avoid war. In an interview with the Washington Examiner's Salena Zito, Trump compared himself to President Andrew Jackson ...and more »

Trump questions why US Civil War had to happen - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump has shown a fascination with populist 19th-century U.S. president Andrew Jackson since he has occupied the Oval Office, hanging “Old Hickory's” portrait in the Oval Office, visiting his plantation in Tennessee and ...and more »

Trump's Logic Could Apply Well Beyond Civil War - Newsweek

President Donald Trump's “what if” about the idea of President Andrew Jackson preventing the Civil War is an amazingly impressive insight into American history. Imagine what would've happened if only there had been efforts to deal with slavery and ...and more »

Trump's 100-Day Boasts - FactCheck.org

The president marks his 100 days in office with a blizzard of false, misleading and puzzling statements. By Eugene Kiely, Robert Farley, D'Angelo Gore and Lori Robertson. Posted on May 1, 2017 | Corrected on October 27, 2017 ...and more »

Trump's totally bizarre claim about avoiding the Civil War - Washington Post

Why couldn't we all just get along? That's what President Trump wants to know about the Civil War. In an interview with the Washington Examiner's Salena Zito, our president-historian posits that the war might not have happened if only Andrew Jackson ...and more »

Trump's Crude, Ignorant Theory of American History - New Republic

Donald Trump has made some puzzling remarks lately about American history, but they can be explained by two harsh truths about the president: He's learning much that is new to him, and has a narcissistic habit of imputing his own ignorance on everyone ...and more »

Trump voices confusion over US history: 'Why was there a civil war?' - The Guardian

President says roots of civil war go unquestioned as he lauds 'big-hearted' Andrew Jackson, who was 'very angry' about a conflict years after his death. Tom McCarthy · @TeeMcSee · Email. Tue 2 May 2017 04.03 EDT First published on Mon 1 May 2017 ...and more »

Why There Was a Civil War - The Atlantic

President Trump has peppered his first months in office with periodic announcements about the history of the nation he now leads, which he shares in the apparent presumption that others will be similarly amazed and astonished. In February, he marked ...and more »

Would Andrew Jackson Have Prevented the Civil War? Trump Says Yes. A Jackson Scholar Says No. - Chronicle of Higher Education

President Trump, a noted fan of Andrew Jackson, has some unresolved questions about problems that followed the seventh president's leadership: like the Civil War. Why was there a Civil War in the first place? In a recent interview with the Washington ...and more »

Trump on the Civil War: 'Why Could That One Not Have Been Worked Out?' - New York Times

President Trump mused in an interview that the Civil War could have been avoided if only Andrew Jackson had been around to stop it. Jackson had been dead 16 years and long out of office when the war started in 1861. Mr. Trump's comments, among ...and more »