Trump’s workout of the Civil War:
Trump during campaign of 1860: “We’re going to get rid of slavery day one, believe me. Listen, I love the blacks. I’ve got a number of them as house servants, they’re unbelievable, the blacks. I’ll use all my powers under Article Twelve.”
Post-election, when asked about abolishing slavery: “That’s something we’re definitely looking into.”
A few days later, when asked if he thought it was a great idea to expand slavery and formally create a slave empire on the continent: “We’re looking into that right now.”
At negotiations to end slavery, Trump demands a law ending the institution and the Southern states paying for everything. The bill he actually signs a week later is an extension of slavery and federal subsidies to slaveowners.