Harder Than I Thought


This morning the two recent statements by president Donald Trump coalesced in my mind into a single meme. I hope it manages to make its point well. If you like it, please share it! 

If you are from outside the United States and I need to explain the background to the joke, here it is. On the one hand, Donald Trump recently said that being president is harder than he thought it would be. On the other hand, he said that if Andrew Jackson had been president at the appropriate time he would have prevented the Civil War. And so you can hopefully see why I thought the combination of the two in this manner highlights the irony…

“Being president during the Civil War is harder than I thought.”

– Andrew Jackson

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  • Guthrum

    I recently read an authoritative biography of Jackson. He was a fierce nationalist and would tolerate no foolish talk from southern leaders about secession. They knew better than to try it when he was president. He would have crushed them.

  • Marja Erwin

    Jackson supported the expansion of the slave power, particularly with his campaign in Florida. Jackson helped bring about the Civil War.