Trump Wonders: “Why Was There The Civil War?”

In a radio interview set to air later today, Trump wonders aloud why the US Civil War took place and suggests that Andrew Jackson could have stopped it if only he’d been in office at the time. And not, you know, already dead. Seriously. The Hill reports:

“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 said during an interview with the Washington Examiner’s Salena Zito.

The president further questioned why the country could not have solved the Civil War. “People don’t realize, you know, the Civil War, if you think about it, why?” Trump said during the edition of “Main Street Meets the Beltway” scheduled to air on SiriusXM.

“People don’t ask that question, but why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?”