Red Sox Owner Says Trump Told Team Abraham Lincoln Lost The Civil War: Report

President Donald Trump reportedly told the 2018 World Series champion Boston Red Sox team that President Abraham Lincoln had actually lost the Civil War while giving the champs a personal tour of the White House on Thursday, reports

Elaina Plott, White House correspondent for The Atlantic, noted the bizarre story as recounted by Boston Red Sox owner Tom Werner after he met with Trump.

Werner reportedly said 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.’”

Plott added: “I’m confused. Does Trump think that Abraham Lincoln lost the Civil War? I’m not sure how else to read this?”

Before he took the team on a tour of the Lincoln Bedroom, Trump told reporters:

And I just want to have Chris Sale and J.D. Martinez — two outstanding players and athletes and people — come up and say a few words. And then, after that, I’m going to take — unless the team doesn’t want to do it — you know, they never get to see Lincoln Bedroom. It’s like, sort of, you’re not supposed to be showing it. So if the press, the media, doesn’t report me for this, I’m going to take them up and show them the Lincoln Bedroom. They wanted to see the Lincoln Bedroom. So I’m going to give the tour myself. Okay? (Laughter.)