Donald Trump just professed his love of slave-owning President Andrew Jackson again. The illiterate leader has compared himself to Jackson in the past, saying earlier this year that, “It was during the revolution that Jackson first confronted and defied an arrogant elite. Does that sound familiar?”
Andrew Jackson was a “planter elite” owning up to 150 black slaves who ran his cotton plantation. Trump would certainly love to own a few people, and he certainly does by every other meaning of the word. So this new comparison of the two is really nothing new. That is, unless you try to make sense of the massive word salad Trump spewed to the Washington Examiner’s Salena Zito. Trump said:
“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.”
Naturally. As most slave masters did. Trump continued:
“He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, There’s no reason for this.”
Trump also recorded a segment for SiriusXM Radio in which he said:
“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 the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?”
Trump continued the meaningless rant with a mashup of common words:
“My campaign and win was most like Andrew Jackson, with his campaign. And I said, when was Andrew Jackson? It was 1828. That’s a long time ago.”
“That’s Andrew Jackson. And he had a very, very mean and nasty campaign. Because they said this was the meanest and the nastiest. And unfortunately, it continues.”
Trump will continue to send clear messages to the white nationalists slowly taking over D.C. Trump’s refusal to call slavery and slave owners exactly what they are only plays into the dangerous notions that members of the KKK hold near and dear to their sad little hearts.
Be smarter than Trump.
Check out the audio recording below:
Here’s the audio on that Trump answer: “Why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?” pic.twitter.com/tEUFGRDMSM
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 1, 2017