In an interview on SiriusXM, Trump displayed an appalling lack of knowledge of American history. "[Jackson] was a very tough person, but he had a big heart," Trump began. Trump then claimed that Jackson was "really angry' with "what was happening with regard to the Civil War."
'[Jackson] said there's no reason for this,' Trump continued. "People, don't realize, you know, the Civil War, you think about it why? People don't ask that question," according to Trump. "But why was there the Civil War?" Trump said. "Why could that one not been worked out?"
'People don't ask that question. But why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not been worked out?' Trump asked.
The reason that people don't ask that question is because the answer is abundantly clear. Most educated Americans now know that the Civil War was about slavery.
Conservative commentator David Frum tried to put a positive spin on Trump's amazing display of ignorance, tweeting, "At least Trump does seem aware that Andrew Jackson is dead."