Trump claimed while speaking to the Boston Red Sox at the White House that Lincoln lost the Civil War.
Trump thinks that Abe Lincoln lost the Civil War
Elaina Plott of The Atlantic tweeted:
So the Red Sox's Tom Werner spoke to reporters briefly and said this happened:
Trump "is a pretty good raconteur of history and he did say that, uh—he was talking about Abraham Lincoln losing the war and said ‘Well, I know you guys have lost a game or two, but this was a war.’”
— Elaina Plott (@elainaplott) May 9, 2019
One of the three things that Lincoln is most known for by anyone, child or adult, is winning the Civil War.
Questions about Trump’s mental state grow
Trump did call himself a student of history, but what is uncertain is what kind of history Trump is studying. Donald Trump invents history just like he created his own mythology and business success.
Lincoln did not lose the Civil War. Lincoln didn’t lose any war. Lincoln didn’t lose the Spanish-American War, The War of 1812, or World War II.
Accounts like these if true, raise concerns that Trump is not mentally lucid.
The president doesn’t know basic US history. It is true that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it, but what is unknown is what happens to a country when it is led by a president who makes up his own history?
Trump is absurd. Trump is a fool, but having someone as poorly informed and anti-democratic as him as president is also a danger to the country.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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