Trump: ‘Why was there a civil war?’

Don’t know much about history. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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1. Tough but fair?

Donald Trump said Andrew Jackson, a slave-owning plantation owner infamous for persecuting Native Americans, “was a very tough person, but he had a big heart”. Trump said Jackson, who died 16 years before the civil war, was “really angry” about the war.

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Inspiration. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

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‘People don’t ask’

I mean, had Andrew Jackson been a little later, you wouldn’t have had the civil war. He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War ... People don’t realize, you know, the Civil War – if you think about it, why? People don’t ask that question, but why was there a Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?

– Donald Trump

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2. Trump cuts off interview

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4. Trump attacks Michelle Obama's legacy

The Trump administration is doing away with two marquee programs advanced by the former first lady Michelle Obama, one to promote access to education for underserved girls worldwide and one to promote healthier lunches in US schools.

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5. Trump would be ‘honored’ to meet Kim

Donald Trump has said he would be “honored” to meet the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un, “under the right circumstances”. “If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely,” he said. “I would be honored to do it.”

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No comment from Kim. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

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6. Trump ready to meet Duterte

During a call about North Korea, Trump invited the leader of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, in whose drug war thousands have died at the hands of death squads, to the White House. Trump reportedly did not run the invite by the state department or national security council.

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‘Trump enjoyed the conversation,’ the White House said. Photograph: Erik de Castro/Reuters

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