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Here’s the real reason Trump thought Andrew Jackson could have prevented the Civil War: he read The Guns of The South by Harry Turtledove. Since it was labeled alternate history, he assumed it must be true. In that, a team of 1980’s South Africans travel back in time and arm the Confederates with semiautomatic weapons so they beat the North. He thought Andrew Jackson was one of the time travelers, but went back too far in time, and if the South had only had those extra weapons, they would have won!

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