CNN Pundit Over Trump’s ‘Bizarre’ Remarks On The Civil War: ‘Mr. Trump, Crack A Book’ (VIDEO) | THE POLITICUS

CNN Pundit Over Trump’s ‘Bizarre’ Remarks On The Civil War: ‘Mr. Trump, Crack A Book’ (VIDEO)

A CNN panel weighed in after Donald Trump’s mind-boggling interview with the Washington Examiner’s Salena Zito over the weekend in which he said that Andrew Jackson had a “big heart” and added that the former president, who died 16 years before the Civil War started, “was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War.” We had no idea that dead people got angry but there you have it. As for Jackson’s “big heart,” he was a genocidal maniac who earned the nickname ‘Indian killer’ and he was a wealthy slave owner.

In addition, Trump wondered, “People don’t realize, you know, the Civil War — if you think about it, why? People don’t ask that question, but why was there a Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?”

Sure, literally no historians have ever asked why the Civil War started.

CNN host Poppy Harlow called Trump’s remarks “bizarre” then co-host John Berman weighed in.

“As a point of history,” Berman said. “When Andrew Jackson was president — and he died 16 years before the Civil War — he dealt with what is called the Nullification Crisis with South Carolina. South Carolina threatened to supersede federal law, there was the idea of secession then and he tamped it down. But it wasn’t about slavery and Andrew Jackson was, of course, a slaveholder.”

CNN contributor Maria Cardona weighed in, too. “Mr. Trump, crack a book,” she said.

“He is the president of the United States,” Cardona said. “And when he says ridiculous statements like this, it betrays his complete and total ignorance when it comes to history. But worse than that, John and Poppy, I think it really signifies how uninterested and the disdain that he has for people who really are, not just historians, but experts in public policy and in politics and everything that you need to know to actually learn to govern and to be able to run a country.”

“I think it’s too late,” she added. “Which is why the majority of Americans did not support him. We knew that he had this disdain for knowledge and lack of curiosity that makes him completely inept for this job.”

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In February, Trump suggested that Frederick Douglass was still alive. He said, “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.”

Sadly, Jackson and Douglass did not survive the Bowling Green Massacre:(

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