Trump Golf Course Has A Plaque Honoring A Civil War Battle That (allegedly) Never Happened


Golf DigestIt’s worth reconsidering only because of a New York Times report from Tuesday that says Donald Trump’s Northern Virginia Trump National Golf Club features a plaque between the 14th and 15th holes honoring a Civil War battle at that precise spot. The inscription, signed by Trump, reads:

“Many great American soldiers, both of the North and South, died at this spot. The casualties were so great that the water would turn red and thus became known as ‘The River of Blood.’ It is my great honor to have preserved this important section of the Potomac River!”

Nice sentiment, small problem: there apparently was no such battle.

The Times checked with various historians in the area who had trouble tying the site of Trump’s course to any such event.

“No. Uh-uh. No way. Nothing like that ever happened there,” Richard Gillespie, the executive director of the Mosby Heritage Area Association, told the Times.

This story’s making the rounds this week. After Donnie’s Andrew Jackson comments, folks are pointing to this Trump course plaque that commemorates a Civil War battle that never happened.

That’s all good and fine. Did it happen, did it not happen? Whatever. I like history but I don’t know every battle. What makes this story for me are the quotes about historians in general from Donnie. I can’t express with my words how in love I am with this logic.

Trump, who is [now] President, questioned how historians could dispute the battle. “How would they know,” he told the Times. “Were they there?”

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Diabolical. Straight up saying any historian who claims they know what happened is an idiot because they weren’t there.

Did the River Of Blood Battle happen right here between Northern Virginia Trump National Golf Club’s 14th and 15th? Impossible to say, we weren’t there.