Donald Trump tweeted Jackson-related nonsense 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
All started Monday when Trump was interviewed on a radio show and he lost 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.
Twitter users, who are not the type to let anything slide, were here for it and came up with delightful alternative facts from history under the hashtag #TrumpHistoryLesson.
— Rob Michael (@AtmosTrio) May 2, 2017
— Chicken Wing Addict (@LibertyWolfDog) May 2, 2017
— Lucy Salva (@Voters4Kasich) 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
— DLS (@Dlstoke) 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
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