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Donald Trump on the Civil War: Something I think we could have negotiated

Donald Trump on the Civil War: Something I think we could have negotiated

Donald Trump's election campaign is in full swing. Like his rivals within the Republican Party, he travels far and wide to regain the trust of the American people.

At the end of the week, the flight headed to Newton, Iowa. There, the former president spoke about the American Civil War during a campaign meeting.

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-I made a lot of mistakes

Trump believes that the Civil War could have been avoided through negotiations, and that former US President Abraham Lincoln could have done more to avoid the bloodbath that lasted from 1861 to 1865.

-I made a lot of mistakes. It was something I think we could have negotiated, to be honest. All the people died. “A lot of people have died,” Trump said during the meeting, according to what was reported by the American ABC network. CNN.

The ABC also wrote that Trump said the fight to end American slavery was ultimately unnecessary.

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There is a Republican caucus in Iowa on January 15. Trump's Republican rivals, such as Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis, have also campaigned in the state recently.

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It has become a topic

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley came under fire when she did not mention slavery when asked about the causes of the American Civil War just over a week ago.

Last week, she apologized for the oversight during a campaign meeting.

– I should have said slavery, but in my opinion it is self-evident that everyone links the Civil War to slavery, Haley said, according to what was reported by the British newspaper “Daily Mail”. CBS News.

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In her answer, she said that the civil war “is mainly about how the state is run, freedoms, and what people can and cannot do,” the channel reported.

Haley also stated that she would pardon Donald Trump if she became president and he ended up in prison.

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Nikki Haley previously served as US Ambassador to the United Nations and Governor of South Carolina. Now she wants to become president. Photograph: Joseph Prezioso/AFP/NTP

Civil war

In the years leading up to the Civil War, there was disagreement between the Southern states and the Northern states when it came to slavery. When Abraham Lincoln of the North became president in 1861, several Southern states withdrew from the American Union, sparking war.

He writes that slavery was a fundamental cause of the Civil War The Great Norwegian Encyclopedia. The war has claimed the lives of more than 620,000 people in the four years it has continued. Lincoln was assassinated in 1865.