Donald Trump, Andrew Jackson, & The Civil War: All the Memes You Need to See

Today President Donald Trump made Americans question his reality when he suggested that President Andrew Jackson, who died in 1845, could've prevented the bloodiest war in U.S. history that started in 1861. "I mean had Andrew Jackson been a little bit later you wouldn't have had the Civil War. He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart," Trump told the Washington Examiner's Salena Zito during an interview on SiriusXM. "He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said, 'There's no reason for this.'" Trump then asked, "Why was there the Civil War?" According to The Atlantic, the most popular and prevalent theory as to why the United States fractured into a bloody battle in 1861 was slavery. As for Jackson, Trump has drawn comparisons between himself and the populist founder of the Democratic Party in the past. Trump visited Jackson's estate last month in Tennessee. The New York Times has compiled a list on how the two men compare. Most notably, Jackson himself was also an outsider and was the first American president who was "not part of the Eastern elite." (Imgur)

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