May 2, 2017 - Economy

Historian: Trump told me he could have prevented Civil War

Jon Meacham, the author of "American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House," on MSNBC's Morning Joe this morning:

  • President Trump told him, a year ago, that he could have struck a deal to prevent the Civil War.
  • Meacham described yesterday's Jackson kerfuffle as a projection of Trump's "fundamental and enveloping narcissism."
  • The kicker: Meacham said he and Trump talked last year about presidents the then-candidate admired, and "Jackson never came up".
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