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History by Donald Trump in 4 Parts

This is history... according to President Trump.

Trump's vague history statements

President Trump loves history. He loves mentioning it at least. Imagining his place in it, declaring someone or even something to be “the best” or “the worst” in it. It's important, Trump has said, to learn from the past. Trump's first few months as president have been peppered with signs that he and his inner circle may not have an in-depth understanding of historical events.

About the U.S. and Ancient Rome - “The United States and Italy are bound together by a shared cultural and political heritage dating back thousands of years to Ancient Rome.” The U.S. declared independence in 1776. Ancient Rome ended in 476 A.D.

About the Kurds - “The Kurds are fighting for their land. And, as somebody wrote in a very, very powerful article today, they didn't help us in the Second World War. They didn't help us with Normandy, as an example. They mentioned names of different battles.” During WW2, there was no Kurdish government so such assistance would be impossible.

About Frederick Douglass - “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who has done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice.” Frederick Douglass died in 1895.

About Abraham Lincoln’s party - “Our first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, ran his first campaign for public office in 1832, when he was only 23 years old.” Great president. Most people don’t even know he was a Republican, right? Does anyone know? In a 2012 poll, 55% of Americans could correctly identify Lincoln’s party according to data from Pew Research.

About Andrew Jackson - In a Washington Examiner interview the President said, “Had Andrew Jackson been a little bit later, you wouldn't have had the Civil War. He was, he was a very tough person, but he had a big heart and he was he was really angry, that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War.” Jackson died 16 years before the beginning of the Civil War.

Brut.

10/18/2019 10:24 AM
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  • Robert C.
    a day

    Anybody with half a brain....

  • Lisa C.
    a day

    OMG I cannot stand him!!!!

  • Vicente B.
    a day

    If gluten free was a person, it would be karen Morris.

  • Amanda S.
    a day

    Brut sucks, especially your cologne

  • Tim E.
    a day

    !

  • Rodriguez J.
    a day

    Lmfao how can you be the president and not know its history

  • Jacob S.
    a day

    So at least in regards to rome, there are clear ties between early rome and the views of the founding fathers. Washington was seen as a type of cinncinatus. They shared similar values because the founding fathers modeled much of their values on the "servant-leader" ideal of rome. As for the others, maybe some context might help...

  • Karen H.
    a day

    Sooooo You're saying he's a F#cking Moron?

  • Rudy Z.
    a day

    and these cult members listen to his ignorance as if he were god

  • Rob K.
    a day

    Rome was founded by Amerigo Vespucci and he is in fact the namesake from which America was named

  • Jacob L.
    2 days

    Just to clarify we DO share a cultural and historical with Ancient Rome. All western civilization does, you can directly trace the entirety of European culture to Rome and the US was founded from these civilizations.

  • Jacob L.
    2 days

    This is so misleading. Everything here was chopped and taken out of context.

  • Towney K.
    2 days

    1. He is referring to the relationship of how our system of government works, democracy, which was created by the Roman empire. 2. True 3. He was referring to the fact that Fredrick Douglas' influence and writings are becoming more appropriated. 4. He said if he came a bit later we wouldn't have had the civil war, the video cites that it occurred 16 years after his death. Andrew Jackson would have seen the civil unrest occurring over the issues that caused the civil war well ahead of the civil war.

  • Rudy O.
    2 days

    He is not compitent to be a president, i think his age is is getting to him

  • Dee H.
    2 days

    If he says it enough to where he starts believing it ,well it's the freaking truth and the real truth is "fake news". His and his trump-a-teers favorite two words!!!

  • Kegan B.
    2 days

    Brut, your a hater man, you’ve wasted a lot of time sharing videos trash talking a president that’s only helped us, if you could do me a favor, move to Canada like you probably said you would if trump was elected, that’d help tons✌️

  • Chase B.
    2 days

    Can’t argue about Andrew. but you also can’t argue that policy’s set in place by previous leaders have affected every world leader since their reign. Go trump this is a biased article. Or as y’all know it fake news all lies

  • Chase B.
    2 days

    Frederick Douglass did do an amazing job he was one of the key advocates for the abolishment of slavery

  • Chase B.
    2 days

    And if the diddnt exist they couldn’t help with ww2 not wrong there

  • Chase B.
    2 days

    He’s talking about democracy the link between romans and Americans is democracy