Donald Trump is an ignoramus. That’s the bottom line. He doesn’t play 68-dimensional chess. He’s not clever, and he’s not a brilliant “rope-a-dope” strategist. He’s just a dope. Period.
In the most recent example of his foolhardiness, Trump talked about his (and Steve Bannon’s) favorite President, Andrew Jackson.
In an interview with Salena Zito, he said the following:
Here's Trump's full answer on "swashbuckler" Andrew Jackson and the Civil War: "Why could that one not have been worked out?" pic.twitter.com/Zb8OQaDqyq
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) May 1, 2017
Of course, Andrew Jackson died in 1845. The Civil War did not start until 1861.
Sure enough, the excuses for Trump started flying:
Excerpts from Jackson's 1832 Proclamation against Nullification (and secession) and his 1833 Second Inaugural Address pic.twitter.com/P0cqt2lOTM
— Mike Sacks (@MikeSacksEsq) May 1, 2017
Come on. Does anybody think Trump knew anything about Jackson’s proclamation against nullification? Even if Steve Bannon gave Trump a flashcard lesson on it days ago, he’d have screwed it up.
So tired of hearing “What he really meant was….” from the people who tout his ability to “say what he means.”
I am not going to give credit to Trump as a student of history when he’s known for spreading birther and “Ted Cruz’s Dad helped assassinate John F. Kennedy” conspiracy theories.