Trump: Andrew Jackson saw the Civil War coming

Trump: Andrew Jackson saw the Civil War coming
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE made further comments about Andrew Jackson on Monday evening, saying the seventh president saw the Civil War coming.

“President Andrew Jackson, who died 16 years before the Civil War started, saw it coming and was angry. Would never have let it happen!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The tweet comes after Trump drew widespread backlash for asking "Why was there a Civil War?" and saying Jackson would have stopped it if he had "been a little bit later." Jackson died in 1845. The Civil War began in 1861. 

"I mean had Andrew Jackson been a little bit later you wouldn't have had the Civil War. He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart," Trump told SiriusXM's “Main Street Meets the Beltway” in an interview released Monday.

"He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said, 'There's no reason for this.' " 

Trump has previously compared his own presidential campaign to that of Jackson’s, noting in March the similarity in the populist tones of their presidencies.

"It was during the revolution that Jackson first confronted and defied an arrogant elite. Does that sound familiar?" Trump told a crowd outside of Jackson’s estate in Nashville, Tenn., at the time.