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Trump did it again. Made another bizarre statement about Andrew Jackson having a “big heart” and that the Civil War wouldn’t have happened during his time of presidency. What’s so baffling to me and the rest of the world is how would Trump know that, when Andrew Jackson had been dead for 16 years before the Civil War started? Was he aware that Jackson owned slaves himself? Paris Dennard, a conservative GOP political commentator and former White House staff to George W. Bush’s administration, made the case on CNN that Trump was simply asking questions to educate the public and to make sure a Civil War never happens again in the U.S. I hope that’s true. But in any case, Trump needs to crack open a history book. Aida Basnight is a vendor/artist for Street Sense.