Civil War- Why?
Trump is either the least informed American alive, or he doesn’t see a problem with slavery. Or both.
In an interview that aired on Sirius XM satellite radio on Monday, Trump questioned why the bloody conflict had to happen.
“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,” -
Let’s just call him straight out — Jackson was pro Slavery, so if he avoided war, it would of meant keeping slavery. Squashing the revolution, not slavery.
It’s easy to call Trump dumb, but is that really what’s going on? Can he be that stupid? Even a complete idiot wouldn’t say this statement unless they had no empathy at all.
What if he’s getting a new narrative going. The “what’s so bad with slavery” narrative.
Think about it- can he say anything more pleasing to his base than -”Hey- I don’t see the big beef with slavery” — Must be music to a racists ears.
He’s dumb, but this makes more sense than someone actually asking “why?”
The way he praises Andrew Jackson at the same time as questioning the “need” for a Civil War is alarming. Jackson was Pro-Slavery.
Let’s add it up-
Praises a Pro-Slavery racist,
+. doesn’t see WHY Slavery was a problem
= he would of avoided the war- and hence kept slavery.
Music to many Trump supporters ears.
Jackson was a slave owner. He was instrumental in the forced removal of Native-American tribes in the so-called Trail of Tears.
Trump told Sirius XM that Jackson “was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War.””He said, ‘There’s no reason for this,’” Trump said. “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?”
The reasons for the Civil War have been extensively researched ..spoiler (slavery) but probably not on Fox News- Trumps main source of education.
Jackson owned about 150 slaves who lived and worked at his plantation and was a critic of the growing activity of abolitionists seeking an end to slavery. Why is this his hero?
Do the math.