Dem rep fires back at Trump: Civil War happened because my ancestors were enslaved

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) is firing back at President Trump after he asked in an interview, "Why was there the Civil War?"

"President Trump doesn't understand the Civil War," Lee tweeted on Monday. "It's because my ancestors and millions of others were enslaved."

The California Democrat was responding to remarks Trump made in an interview with the Washington Examiner's Salena Zito broadcast Monday on SiriusXM. Trump suggested former President Andrew Jackson would have "worked out" the causes behind the Civil War. Jackson died nearly 16 years before the Civil War began.

By:  John Bowden
Source: The Hill