Trump Reportedly Once Bragged He Could Have ‘Done A Deal’ to Avoid Civil War

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Author Jon Meacham revealed on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday that he once had a conversation with then-candidate Donald Trump, where the billionaire claimed that he could have negotiated a compromise that would have avoided the Civil War. “[Trump] told me a year and a half ago or  — a year ago — that, you know, he thought he could have done a deal to have averted the [Civil] War,” Meacham said. Moments earlier, host Joe Scarborough emphasized that “a President of the United States who says, hey, nobody has ever asked the question, ‘why did we have a civil war’ is — again, I know of no adult in my 54 years of living that would ever come close to uttering that question.” Meacham replied by contending that “it’s a projection of the President’s fundamental and enveloping narcissism.” The guest, who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Andrew , whom the President admires, soon added that “the presidency itself enhances your fundamental characteristics. It’s very hard, once you’re there, to change.” Meacham asserted that “some people do [change], and that’s why we talk about them as great presidents. But most people, once they’re in the Oval Office, actually just become more like themselves. And I think, in this case, that’s on a potentially tragic trajectory.” [image via screengrab]

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