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Obeidallah Claims Trump’s Civil War Comments Are Worse Than Nikki Haley’s 

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If anyone thought Nikki Haley’s comments about the American Civil War would be the worst by a 2024 presidential aspirant, they were wrong. A CNN Opinion article by Dean Obeidallah has shown that Haley’s comments are nothing compared to Donald Trump’s. 

At a campaign event in Iowa during the first weekend of 2024, the former President made some jaw-dropping comments about the almost half-decade war. The former President told his supporters that both parties to the war could have reached some compromise. 

He told the crowd that both parties could have averted the war if they had struck a deal. The author of the New York Times bestselling book “The Art of the Deal” prides himself in his negotiation skills. Trump has pushed for negotiations in both the corporate sector and the Oval Office, even with America’s enemies. 

Describing the war as “horrible, but so fascinating,” Trump opined that “so many mistakes were made” from both sides of the conflict. 

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“See, I think there was something that could have been negotiated, to be honest with you. I think you could have negotiated that,” Trump said. 

But CNN columnist Obeidallah is wondering about the possible compromise that could have been reached to forestall the war. The war was between States who wanted to keep slaves and those who didn’t. “One has to wonder: What exactly would Trump have wanted to see ‘negotiated,'” Obeidallah asked in his piece. 

In contrast, Republican presidential aspirant and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley made offensive but less serious statements. Nikki Haley also fumbled when asked at a campaign event to state the reasons for the civil war. The 51-year-old politician and former US ambassador to the UN gave multiple reasons but failed to mention the major bone of contention-slavery. 

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In his article, Obeidallah called it an “inexplicable oversight.” Obeidallah stated why Haley’s omission of slavery couldn’t have been accidental. 

He stated that the Civil War secession declarations of Southern states, including Haley’s home state of South Carolina, mentioned slavery as the reason for the war. “It was slavery or war,” the article stated. 

Although Haley later clarified her comments to include slavery, she still insisted on the ambiguous reasons she previously gave. She blamed the war on disagreements over how the government “was going to run, the freedoms, and what people could and couldn’t do.” 

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While Haley’s comments were outrageous, Obeidallah didn’t think they came close to those of former President Trump. He remarked that the former President couldn’t wiggle his way out of his comments. Trump couldn’t “say, as he sometimes does, that he really didn’t understand the details of the issue being discussed.” 

The Civil War isn’t a topic that a presidential aspirant should lack knowledge about. 

Trump’s statement also sparked criticisms from within his party. Liz Cheney, a former House Member from Wyoming, asked on her X account about “which part of the Civil War “could have been negotiated?'” 

“The slavery part? The secession part? Whether Lincoln should have preserved the union?” she quizzed.

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