August 17, 2017

Trump was wrong about the Civil War long ago

“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!” - Plaque at the Northern Virginia Trump National Golf Club 

Golf Digest - “No. Uh-uh. No way. Nothing like that ever happened there,” Richard Gillespie, the executive director of the Mosby Heritage Area Association, told the Times. Gillespie went on to say the closest thing to what Trump was describing was a battle 11 miles up the river in 1861. “The River of Blood?” he said. “Nope, not there.” During his campaign, Trump questioned how historians could dispute the battle. "How would they know," he told the Times. "Were they there?"

1 comment:

Matt said...

Drumpf doesn't need to authenticate history. He gets his facts from Faux.