Washington: US President Donald Trump has expressed confusion in an interview published on Monday as to why the civil war had taken place.
He also claimed that President Andrew Jackson, who died 16 years before the war started, "was really angry" about the conflict.
Trump is facing backlash, and a bit of confusion, over his latest comments about his hero Andrew Jackson and the American Civil War.
The President's remarks quickly drew criticisms from historians, who claimed the remarks appeared to show Trump's deep misunderstanding of American history.
His comments also drew the condemnation of his political opponents.