Trump Dimisses Historians Knowledge Because ‘They Weren’t There’

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The fraudulent President has frequently demonstrated his flexible approach to facts, especially those involving American history. This should come as no surprise because his reimagining of events has been taking place for years, as demonstrated by the commemorative plaque he had erected on his Northern Virginia Trump National Golf Club a number of years ago.

Honoring Civil War combatants, the plaque says:

“Many great American soldiers, both of the North and South, died at this spot. The casualties were so great that the water would turn red and thus became known as ‘The River of Blood.’ It is my great honor to have preserved this important section of the Potomac River!”

It is rounded off with Trumps name at the bottom and his made up family crest at the top.

Obviously, it was good of him to acknowledge both sides of the conflict, no favoritism or North/South bias, the only trouble is that it is all untrue.

Richard Gillespie is the executive director of the Mosby Heritage Area Association, an organization that studies and preserves history in the local area and when asked about “The River of Blood” he said:

“No. Uh-uh. No way. Nothing like that ever happened there,”

He confirmed that a battle did happen 11 miles up the river in 1861 but that it was nothing like that and no such change in river color or volume of casualties ever happened.

When asked about the information behind the memorial Trump said that staff had conferred with historians and the story was true but when pressed he was unable to recall either the staff members involved or the names of the historians.

The New York Times asked Trump about the comments of Richard Gillespie and fellow collaborating historians  in 2015 he replied, “How would they know, Were they there?”

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