Trump History Lessons – Twitter Delivers Lessons In US History According To President Donald Trump
President Trump’s latest bizarre tweet has inspired Twitter to deliver some ‘Trump History Lessons‘ (using the #TrumpHistoryLessons hashtag) in it’s latest social media game which re-imagine US history as seen through the eyes of the 45th POTUS. It all started with an interview that Trump gave with the Washington Examiner where he was speaking about his admiration for American soldier, statesman and the 7th US President Andrew Jackson.
He then began to ruminate on why the American Civil War had to be fought, and why it couldn’t have been resolved legislatively. “I mean, had Andrew Jackson been a little later you wouldn’t have had the Civil War,” Trump said. “He was a very tough person but he had a big heart. He was really angry what he saw with regard to the Civil War, he said ‘There’s no reason for this.'”
Trump continued, “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?”
Why, indeed. But it didn’t end there because this being Trump he decided to tweet about it too.
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 (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2017
What The Trump History Lessons Forgot To Include
What Trump didn’t mention in his ‘Trump History Lessons‘, and people were only to happy to point out, was that Jackson just happened to own a slave plantation called The Hermitage. “When Andrew Jackson bought The Hermitage in 1804, he owned nine enslaved African Americans.” says The Hermitage’s website. “Just 25 years later that number had swelled to over 100 through purchase and reproduction. At the time of his death in 1845, Jackson owned approximately 150 people who lived and worked on the property.”
So, yeah, Jackson probably wouldn’t have wanted Civil War because he was a slave owner. And the Civil War had to happen to end slavery, regardless of what Jackson wanted. Plus, he died 16 years before it happened so how the heck could he have stopped it? Unless he’s a time traveller. But ‘Trump History Lessons‘ never lie, right?
But, no matter. Because twitter was only too happy to not let Trump get away with his ramblings, as they decided to lay down some untruths of their own, in the form of the hashtag #TrumpHistoryLessons.
Check out some more of the hilarious ‘Trump History Lessons‘ below. And never trust the 45th POTUS when it comes to American history.
— TPV Trevor (@TPVTrevor) May 1, 2017
— Rob Michael (@AtmosTrio) May 2, 2017
— Keithb (@AUkeibro) May 2, 2017
— Chicken Wing Addict (@LibertyWolfDog) May 2, 2017
— Rod Thorn (@rodthorn) May 3, 2017
— Lucy Salva (@Voters4Kasich) May 2, 2017
Reagan was very angry about Aleppo and would have put an end to that Civil War. Why are they having a Civil War anyway? #TrumpHistoryLessons
— PabloCruz (@PabloCRUZin16) May 2, 2017
George Washington told Truman that dropping the bomb was wrong, he should attack by sea in rowboats #TrumpHistoryLesson
— Michael Clay (@1DumbSchmuck) May 2, 2017
Had the Wright Bros. changed their last name To Hindenberg, the great airship would not have exploded at Lakehurst. #TrumpHistoryLessons
— PabloCruz (@PabloCRUZin16) May 2, 2017
#TrumpHistoryLesson Andrew Jackson actually stopped "the trail of tears" by teaching native Americans how to ski
— Victor Looklook (@zoomarang) May 2, 2017
Abraham Lincoln would have never let the Vietnam War occur, if John Wilkes Booth hadn't murdered him 100 yrs earlier. #trumphistorylessons
— Ken Bradley (@REVOLUTIONSOLAR) May 3, 2017
FDR was very angry that the Soviets beat us to outer space #TrumpHistoryLesson
— Peter (@shadowfuzz) May 2, 2017
I think it was Mr Sandman that once said "I Have a Dream."#TrumpHistoryLesson.
— Jim Mathieson (@TheRealJimmyMat) May 2, 2017
— QRandS (@QRandS) May 2, 2017
— LAinNJ (@lalecouter) May 2, 2017
— JARosenberg (@JARosenberg12) May 2, 2017
When Martin Luther King was the first African American to win an Oscar, it brought a tear to my eye, "so happy" for him #TrumpHistoryLesson
— Ryan Skywalker (@AhchToJedi) May 2, 2017
Just spent 10 minutes with a bowl of Kimshee and realized this North Korean thing is Complicated! #TrumpHistoryLessons
— John Young (@thekoukoureport) April 23, 2017
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