The mainstream US media has been busy in recent days signaling hard to their elderly, Progressive base that President Trump was wrong when he recently said that Lincoln’s War upon the South should and could have been avoided. The Hill reports:
President Trump during an interview that airs Monday questioned why the country had a Civil War and suggested former President Andrew Jackson could have prevented it had he served later.
“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.
“He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said, ‘There’s no reason for this.'”
The Hill also reports:
President Trump on Monday spurred outrage and mockery by questioning why the Civil War happened and suggesting that President Andrew Jackson could have prevented it.
Democrats and political pundits ripped Trump for his comments, published Monday in the Washington Examiner, and advised him to brush up on his history.
“President Trump doesn’t understand why there was a Civil war,” tweeted Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.).
“It’s because my ancestors and millions of others were enslaved.”
…Some journalists mocked the president, questioning his knowledge of history and criticizing him for claiming no one ever asks why the Civil War began.
Don’t ask questions like that, goy. The history is settled. Trust us. Your ancestors were evil and had to be killed. Your cities had to be burned. Your country had to be placed under a military occupation and then reconstructed in our image.
Even geriatric Leftist icon Dan Rather, has hobbled back onto the scene to mock Trump and insist it was necessary to subjugate Dixie. The Hill once again reports:
Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather is dismissing President Trump’s remarks this week on the Civil War, calling it “sheer craziness” to be questioning whether the conflict needed to occur at all.
…”But the sheer craziness of this obsession by Donald Trump with Andrew Jackson and the Civil War is carnival act unlike anything I have ever seen at the White House,” Rather wrote on Facebook Monday.
“Nevermind that Mr. Trump’s knowledge of American history seems below that of most gradeschoolers. These are the rantings of someone who really should be focused on the job of governing.”
Believe me, sonny. If you question our historical narrative then you are crazy, ignorant and probably evil. I know. Because I am a dying journalist who indocrinated the public for decades prior to the advent of the Internet. Listen to me!