Twitter reveals what U.S. history would look like if Trump were in charge
Donald Trump spent much of his Monday trying to defend some oddball Civil War “facts” about President Andrew Jackson, who died over a decade before the Civil War began.
The president tweeted more Jackson-related nonsense again that night, doubling down on his earlier sentiment. Naturally, the internet is having some fun with that.
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
This all started Monday when Trump was interviewed on a radio show and seemed to misplace Andrew Jackson in time. He then wondered why no one asks why the Civil War happened despite more than 150 years of history, scholarly articles, books, movies, television shows, hundreds of historic sites around the country and tens of thousands of re-enactors devoted to asking precisely that central-to-U.S.-history question.
Luckily, Twitter users, who are not the type to let anything slide, were here for it, quickly coming up with some delightful alternative facts from history under the hashtag #TrumpHistoryLesson.
Truly, this is valuable history you won’t find in any textbook.