From EsquireDonald Trump is deadlocked on the $ 5 billion allocated to his beloved border wall, which is in its third week now, and no end is in sight. He takes on people who say that his conception of fighting illegal immigration to America is outdated and that he brings with him his big bag of historical mistakes. "They say a wall is medieval.Well, a wheel is older than a wall," Trump said at a briefing at the Texan border yesterday. "And I've watched, and every car out there, even the most expensive ones that the secret services use, and believe me, they're expensive, I said," They all have wheels? " "Yes." Oh, I thought it was medieval. "" Absolute mumbo-jumbo. "For the record, the walls preceded the" no. invention of the millennia-old wheel, as pointed out archeologist Sarah Parcak.

The walls date from Jericho, around 8000 BC.
The most beautiful wheel found came from Ur, circa 3100 BC.
You just missed my introductory course in archeology https://t.co/rDwBWURMG3 – Sarah Parcak (@indyfromspace) January 10, 2019

The understanding of Donald Trump's story has never been particularly firm. Here are six times that he is particularly wrong.

No, Canada did not burn the White House

When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked how America could justify the new trade tariffs as a national security measure, Trump would have replied: "You have not burned the White House?"It was apparently alluding to the time of the War of 1812 during which British forces set the White House on fire and Canada would not exist until the age of 55.

No, America has not saved France alone

Emmanuel Macron suggests creating his own army to protect Europe against the United States, China and Russia. But it was Germany in the two world wars – how did it go for France? They were beginning to learn German in Paris before the arrival of the United States. Pay for NATO or not! – Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2018

As good as this piece on the beach of Omaha where a guy is walking holding his own arm is recently cut off, Save Private Ryan has a lot to answer for. France was liberated by Allied forces, including the United States, in 1944, but British, Canadian, Australian, Czech, Norwegian, Polish and French troops also contributed to the landing and crossing of France. Moreover, the eastern front of Russia was fighting in the same way. Trump's grip is extremely cheese-eating monkeys.

No, the Soviet Union has not invaded Afghanistan because of terrorism

At a cabinet meeting on Jan. 2 this year, Trump suggested that "the reason Russia was in Afghanistan was because terrorists were entering Russia." They were right to be there ". Regardless of the fact that the United States has always been of the opinion that the Soviet invasion was not really a reality, on the grounds that wading in Afghanistan is not as funny as the others do it, the reason Russia went to war had nothing to do with terrorism. Afghanistan has never launched a terrorist attack against Russia. In brief: after a coup d'etat in 1978, the Afghan Communist Party appointed its president Nur Mohammad Taraki as president. Unfortunately, the Taraki regime was inspired by the reign of Stalin at the head of the Soviet Union to suppress dissent, kill political prisoners and slaughter civilians. Armed uprisings inevitably followed, Taraki was assassinated on the orders of Hafizullah Amin, his rival and successor to the presidency. The Soviet Union fearing that Amin was too friendly with the West, they intervened, staged a coup, killed him and put Babrak Karmal, his Soviet loyalist, at the controls. The guerrillas ensued and lasted a decade. So, nothing to do with terrorists.

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No, Frederick Douglass is not alive yet

"Frederick Douglass is an example of someone who has done a remarkable job and who is increasingly recognized, I noticeTrump said in February 2017, either changing his time or not realizing that the activist for abolitionism and suffrage had been dead for 122 years. "I think it was obvious to anyone having heard [Trump’s] comments or reads his comments that he was not aware of who Frederick Douglass was, "said Douglass's great-great-grandson Kenneth B. Morris Jr.

No, Andrew Jackson was not angry at the American Civil War

In May 2017, Trump hinted that President Andrew Jackson – whose portrait is now hanging in the Oval Office – was absolutely furious at the outbreak of the Civil War and would have prevented him, even though he died 16 years before his start. "I mean, if Andrew Jackson had been a little bit later, you would not have had civil war. It was a very hard man, but he had a big heart"Trump said in an interview with Sirius XM." He was really sorry to have seen what was happening in the context of the American Civil War, he said. "There is no reason for that." Hundreds of slaves he owned – which would likely have made his compatriot opposed to the war – or the Indians he had forced out of their ancestral lands. Swelling of the heart muscle could lead to heart failure. Trump could also refer to a Dane named Andrew Jackson, the huge breed of remarkable dogs / small horses, who can also fight huge heart problems But Trump was not on the point of retreating.

President Andrew Jackson, who died 16 years before the start of the Civil War, saw him coming and was angry. I would never have let it happen! – Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2017

No, the civil war could not just be "over"

In the same breath, Trump then asked why the civil war had occurred: "People do not ask this question, but why was there a civil war? it could not have been solved? " Two questions and two answers: slavery; and slavery.(# You might also like,,)