‚Read the Fucking Emancipation Proclamation‘: Stephen Colbert Schools Trump on the Civil War


The „Late Show“ host gets a little help from the ghost of Abe Lincoln.

By Alexandra Rosenmann | AlterNet

From the White House that brought you alternative facts: Alternative American history.

On Monday, Trump mused that Andrew Jackson might have prevented the Civil War, a suggestion that can generously be called bizarre. That evening, „Late Show“ host Stephen Colbert felt compelled to straighten him out.

„Exactly, Andrew Jackson said, ‚There’s no reason for this,'“ he deadpanned. „He said, ‚We don’t need a Civil War, all my slaves are perfectly happy.'“

„Now — and one rarely hears this — in fairness to Andrew Jackson, I’m not surprised he didn’t stop the Civil War, given that he died 16 years before it started,“ Colbert added.

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