Donald Trump has often made comments in the past that have not stood up to the facts. After his recent remarks about the Civil War and former President Andrew Jackson were widely criticized, the president did his best to clarify.

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Ever since the early days of the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump has made it clear that he's not a fan of the mainstream media. In an attempt to bypass the press, Trump has used social media to his advantage, most notably Twitter.

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In the nearly two years since the former host of "The Apprentice" first announced his campaign for president, Trump has come under fire for his tweets and other rhetoric that have often been debunked along the way. Despite Trump failing to be honest on a routine basis, he was able to weather the storm and not only win the Republican primary last summer, but gain enough momentum to pull off the upset win over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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During his first 100 days in office, Trump has faced heavy backlash and a long list of scandals and controversies. Adding to his list of blunders were his comments about the Civil War that were made during a recent interview on Sirius XM radio. Trump questioned why the Civil War took place, and then noted that Andrew Jackson was upset over the war itself. Jackson died in 1845, 16 years before the start of the Civil War in 1861 which kicked off the trolling of the president.

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As seen on his Twitter account on May 1, Trump was not happy.

Taking to his Twitter account on Monday night in an attempt to clarify his previous comments, Donald Trump was clearly upset. "President Andrew Jackson, who died 16 years before the Civil War started, saw it coming and was angry," Trump tweeted out, before adding, "Would never have let it happen!"

Donald Trump's newly found appreciation of Andrew Jackson dates back to earlier this year when he honored the former president's birthday anniversary.

Trump praised Jackson and even compared each other's campaigns. As expected, backlash followed those comments as well due to the recent negative view historians have on Jackson, who owned slaves and was responsible for the Trail of Tears which resulted in the deaths of many Native Americans during that time.

Moving forward

While Donald Trump and the White House do their best to push back and spin the narrative in their favor, it doesn't seem like it's gone over well with most of the American people.

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According to the most recent round of polls, the billionaire real estate mogul is sitting on an approval rating of just 40 percent.

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