President Donald Trump took to Twitter to double down on his earlier comments about former President Andrew Jackson and the Civil War.
President Andrew Jackson, who died 16 years before the Civil War started, saw it coming and was angry. Would never have let it happen!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1493686554.0
Early today, the internet quickly pounced on President Donald Trump's historical illiteracy after the Washington Examiner published an interview where the Commander in Chief claimed Andrew Jackson would have prevent the Civil War. Of course, Jackson died 16 years before the Civil War. A GOP panelist was crushed on CNN trying to defend Trump.
Once again, the internet pounced. Here are some notable reactions:
@realDonaldTrump Was he angry because he had 150+ slaves? Just wondering because pragmatically, that's a slave owne… https://t.co/iCxL1OydGr— Kevin (@Kevin) 1493686956.0
The president's historical ignorance knows no bounds https://t.co/tiDXDV7LIK— Josh Kraushaar (@Josh Kraushaar) 1493686913.0
For the love of God, STOP DIGGING YOU FOOL https://t.co/TOJhJUiW3e— Ben Shapiro (@Ben Shapiro) 1493688686.0
When the cleanup makes less sense than the gaffe... https://t.co/GC0NNT68es— Alexandra Jaffe (@Alexandra Jaffe) 1493687819.0
I don't even know anymore, guys. https://t.co/O0i5vcgVdD— Jennifer Bendery (@Jennifer Bendery) 1493687199.0
Andrew Jackson also never freed the slaves he owned & had them hunted down when they ran away. https://t.co/HDPz3ku7lb— Steven Dennis (@Steven Dennis) 1493688691.0
Focused like a laser on getting the health care bill done https://t.co/0TPOMsMLpc— Dave Weigel (@Dave Weigel) 1493686878.0
He's just trolling now https://t.co/ILOhRoVohF— Emily C. Singer (@Emily C. Singer) 1493687460.0
The tweet we deserve https://t.co/IEcT9OLxXe— Adrian Carrasquillo (@Adrian Carrasquillo) 1493686698.0
Historians have long feared Donald Trump's resemblance to Andrew Jackson. After Trump's insistence on continuing to talk about Jackson, expect those comparisons to get further attention.
There's also a Twitter hashtag: #AndrewJacksonWouldHave