Trump calls American slaves "bad negotiators"

Trump calls American slaves "bad negotiators"

MOSCOW -- On Monday, Donald Trump said that the Civil War might have been averted if only American slaves were "better negotiators."

In the interview, which was broadcast via satellite, the failed GOP presidential candidate said if slaves had proved as adept at negotiating as his hero Andrew Jackson - the American president who exterminated thousands of Native Americans - "then maybe the slaves wouldn't have needed the federal government to bail them out," he said. "I hate war."

Trump continued, saying that enslaved blacks did not need the 13th, 14th, or 15th amendments, but The Art of the Deal. 

"Look, in every economy, there are winners and there are losers. Slave owners were just good capitalists! Slaves - they were total losers," he said.

In a press release, President Hillary Rodham Clinton said Trump's views on slavery, " are incomprehensible, wicked, and cruel." 

For the second time this year, former slave, abolitionist and noted Clinton supporter Frederick Douglass released a rare press release in reaction to Trump's comments, saying simply, "Fuck Trump."

Annette Gordon-Reed, author of the acclaimed book, The Hemingses of Monticello, said Trump's understanding of slavery was "so totally incoherent, so utterly wrong, that it's difficult to intelligently critique. My undergraduate students know better than he does."

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