New: A daily newsletter defining what matters in business and markets

Stories

Trump: "why was there the Civil War?"

While discussing Andrew Jackson during an interview with the Washington Examiner's Salena Zito, President Trump said that Jackson "saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War."

"He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said 'There's no reason for this.' ... People don't ask that question, but why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?"

Jackson died in 1845.

More stories loading.