President Donald Trump honored the 2018 World Series champion Boston Red Sox (well, some of them) at the White House on Thursday, and no mention was made of the controversy that overshadowed the visit.
From the surface, the celebration went as well as anybody could have expected, even though Trump accidentally roasted World Series MVP Steve Pearce in brutal fashion.
That wasn't the only questionable remark made by the President, however, as Red Sox chairman Tom Werner described a rather awkward conversation he had with the Donald.
So the Red Sox's Tom Werner spoke to reporters briefly and said this happened:— Elaina Plott (@elainaplott) May 9, 2019
Trump "is a pretty good raconteur of history and he did say that, uh—he was talking about Abraham Lincoln losing the war and said ‘Well, I know you guys have lost a game or two, but this was a war.’”
Hold up. Is Trump insinuating that Lincoln lost the Civil War? Does POTUS not remember that the war was fought to resolve a conflict within our own country?
We can only hope he meant Lincoln was "losing the war" at some point.
I’m confused. Does Trump think that Abraham Lincoln lost the Civil War? I’m not sure how else to read this?— Elaina Plott (@elainaplott) May 9, 2019
Another pointer: d
He literally could have correlated the game of baseball to anything else but the turmoil of the bloodiest war in the history of our country. Even so, how does discussing Abraham Lincoln even turn to the discussion of losing a war when Honest Abe was renown for his resilient effort to end slavery?
This whole conversation is utterly baffling and we're just relieved that we didn't have to suffer through it.